AlFresco, the Italian restaurant behind Pilars bar and Axium Coffee in the Roper Building on Winter Garden's Plant Street, is closed. The space is being taken over my Market to Table Cuisine, one of the vendors in Plant Street Market, which will open a restaurant there with that name.
The restaurant, from chef Ryan Freelove, is looking at a September opening and will offer lunch and dinner as well as brunch.It will offer American cuisine "highlighting fresh seafood, hand cut steaks and house-made pastas alongside fresh soups, salads, sandwiches. Menu features updated classics alongside traditional specialties and seasonal dishes showcasing classic techniques."
At its booth in Plant Street Market, Market to Table sells items such as compound butters, broths and sauces for home cooks.
By the way, speaking of Pilars, if you're in Winter Garden on a Thursday evening, there's a really fun and entertaining open-mic night. Pilars is at 146 W. Plant St., Winter Garden.