On Friday we caught wind via the Scoop of a mystery project going into the former Parilla space at 1760 Polk Street from the team behind Acquerello. Today Tablehopper has more of the pieces of the puzzle, and the restaurant is indeed going to be a casual spinoff called 1760. The menu is going to be, unsurprisingly, Italian-driven, with a weekday appeal and comparisons drawn between sister restaurants Quince and Cotogna across town. The executive chef will be Adam Tortosa, a chef from L.A. who's most recently been working at Ink with Michael Voltaggio, but also has sushi cheffing experience via sushi master Katsu-ya Uechi at Kiwami. Longtime Acquerello co-owners Giancarlo Paterlini and Suzette Gresham are of course involved, but this sounds like the pet project of wine director Gianpaolo Paterlini, Giancarlos son, who recently took a research trip with Tortosa to Italy. They're hoping for a late April opening and you can add this to the long roster of exciting new stuff coming in the spring but stay tuned as these things are always subject to change. [Tablehopper]
Update: We just got the release, and there is apparently a "well known mixologist" on the team, helping to build the cocktail program. And, Gianpaolo adds, "I grew up at Acquerello restaurant, and 1760 will be an incredible opportunity for both myself and our team to explore a culinary range beyond fine-dining ... Weve seen the neighborhood evolve and are excited to offer a warm, welcoming place for locals to dine and drink."