e+o Kitchen is opening its New Asian eatery downtown at 645 Walnut St. in "early winter."
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 the 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.
*A previous version of this story had 35 E. Seventh St. as the address but the restaurant would like it listed as 645 Walnut St.; the property is on the corner of Seventh and Walnut
** A previous version of this story said that Gene Frondoso would be the executive chef of the Cincinnati e+o locations. e+o says that is no longer the case. Chef Rodelio Aglibot is taking over as executive chef.