First Look: Winslow’s Table in University City
A new twist on an old favorite debuts this week. Winslow’s Table, the reinvention of the former Winslow Home by Vicia’s Michael and Tara Gallina, is set to open on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7213 Delmar Blvd., in University City.
The Gallinas worked with Sasha Malinich of R/5 Design Agency, who also created Vicia’s interior, to bring a new look to the space. “We sort of got the band back together,” said Tara Gallina.
Gone are the shelves of sundries for sale, though some select retail items remain, like teas from Big Heart and Firepot and Salume Beddu charcuterie. The dining room features 50 seats in a variety of configurations and has a more open feel than before, though historic details like the wood floors and tin ceilings remain. The blue and cream color scheme and light-colored tabletops from Goebel & Co. lend an understated, classic vibe to the space. A 36-seat private event space is also available on the lower level.
Aesthetics aside, the biggest change longtime customers will see may be the switch from counter service to table service, though grab-and-go options are still available. The Winslow’s Table kitchen will be headed up by Alec Schingel, who has served as sous chef at Vicia and a Sauce Ones To Watch in 2018.
The menu remains casual, but in the Vicia model of veggie-forward fare, it includes items similar to its sister restaurant like the grain salad with marinated radishes, carrots, whipped ricotta, garden pesto and the tartine with butternut squash, shiitake mushrooms, marinated kale and Grana Padano cheese, all atop thick porridge bread.
Initially, Winslow’s Table will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, though Gallina said dinner service will resume sometime in mid-December. Here’s a look at U. City’s latest.
Matt Sorrell is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.
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