UPDATE: e+o has removed the post from their Instagram account regarding the opening and they are in fact not slated to open Feb. 20. The restaurant says they do not currently have an opening date set. We will post a new blog if that information is released.
Downtown Cincinnati's highly-anticipated e+o New Asian eatery has finally set an opening date — and it's soon. The restaurant posted on their e+o Kitchen Instagram page over the weekend that their new location's official first day will be Thursday, Feb. 20. And they're already taking reservations for the first night via OpenTable.
The concept continues the theme of the original Chicago location with "The Food Buddha," aka chef Rodelio Aglibot, overseeing "the conception, creation and launch" of the downtown restaurant, says a press release. He will also be executive chef of both Cincinnati e+o locations (the first is in Hyde Park).
Aglibot created the concept of e+o — "earth and ocean" — in 2013 with Illinois-based Intrestco Hospitality.
“The concept of e+o is about harnessing the best Asian flavors while utilizing fresh, local ingredients,” says Aglibot in a release. “It all starts with the dish, then we find the highest quality ingredients to create that flavor.”
The menu will feature a New Asian concept the blends the cuisine of the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam and more with "contemporary techniques and inventive ingredients."
The release says Aglibot wants to reintroduce people to the global flavors he loves in a comfortable, modern environment.
e+o New Asian Eatery, 645 Walnut St., Downtown.