Chef Patrick Scott Moore is the front person behind a new restaurant in Duluth called Sound, which will open during the first week of January. The location is 132 E. Superior St. in the former Duluth City Hall, a spot previously occupied by the Blind Pig gastro pub and ale house. The space is being leased from Just Take Action, the entity that developed the Blind Pig and its predecessor, Tycoons Alehouse.
Chef Moore spent this past summer as executive chef for musicians performing at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield. Prior to that he was executive chef at Silos Restaurant at Pier B Resort.
He was raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Newport Beach, Calif., which eventually led him to attend the University of Washington, where he earned a masters degree in organic chemistry. He also attended Ecole des Arts Culinaires et de l’Hôtellerie in Lyon, France. Upon graduation he found work at La Maison Troisgros and Les Prés d’Eugénie. He spent the next 11 years working as a chef on private yachts in Nice on the French Riviera. He later settled in Nantucket, where he founded Zest Intimate Catering and the restaurant Oren mor.
Sound will be a small-plate restaurant with a focus on sustainable sea foods. Renovations are underway to bring a “Nantucket beach vibe” to the space. It will also have a music room with occasional shows by touring performers.
Prior to the restaurant’s opening, there will be a concert on Dec. 15 featuring fiddler Darol Anger, banjo player Danny Barns, multi-instrumentalist Bryn Davies, mandolinist Joe K. Walsh and guitar player Grant Gordy. Future shows will include G. Love and Special Sauce in January and Anders Osborne in February.
The Rathskeller, a bar in the building’s basement level, will continue to operate under the ownership of Just Take Action.
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