Kenmare To Open During Fashion Week

Paul Sevigny and Nur Khan‘s new Mediterranean restaurant Kenmare, located in the Civetta space, is scheduled to open for previews during Fashion Week.

“I wouldn’t even call it a soft opening,” explained Sevigny. “More than a few things aren’t finished. But we made a couple of commitments earlier on to friends and family, so we’re going to follow through with those. There’s not an exact opening date yet, but it will probably be towards the end of February.”

According to Vogue, you can expect plastered walls, sage banquettes, bursts of orange inspired by the Almafi Coast of the 70s, and uniforms designed by Chloë Sevigny.

Sevigny doesn’t want the Fashion Week media to fool anyone; this isn’t a new Beatrice. “There’s never going to be a new Beatrice. We never planned for there to be a Beatrice. Beatrice is not a franchise,” he explained. “Kenmare is a small neighborhood restaurant that’s going to cater to people who are hungry. That’s obviously something different than the Beatrice, I think.”