Florent Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates its Grand Opening with Special Party on July 10 | Executive Chef Richard Sweeney and Hospitality Talents: David Schiffman, Mark Huber and Scott Sanders Debut Their First Collaboration in the Gaslamp Quarter’s, Historical Old City Hall Building

July 8, 2014

Florent Restaurant & Lounge, located at 672 Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter, will host its Grand Opening Party, Thursday, July 10 with a VIP reception starting at 7pm, the party will open to the public at 8pm, with live entertainment throughout the night. Florent Restaurant & Lounge, designed by Michael Soriano of Orianos Designs, has reinvented an iconic and historical Gaslamp Quarter landmark located on the corner or Fifth & G Street, the space now pays homage to its residents of the past with a touch of elegance and demur glamour. The split-level venue embodies timeless new American dining with a young hip lounge atmosphere that cultivates a vibrant nightlife environment.

“Where casual meets upscale, sexy dining,” said Jared Vallon, General Manager of Florent. “We’ve strived to create a space locals have been craving and we’ve accomplished that with the unique mix of comfortable dining that has an effortless flow into nightlife.”

The New American menu is executed by 2013 San Diego Wine & Food Classic “Chef of the Fest”, and Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” contestant Chef Richard Sweeney, whose motto is food & fun, refueled! Florent’s food menu showcases a variety of dishes; including standout items like a citrus marinated bone-in pork tomahawk chop with saffron and pea orzo, or a take on a classic, honey rosemary hushpuppies. Whimsical and well-balanced cocktails along with an extensive beer selection with hints of San Diego’s rich craft beer roots compliment Chef Sweeney’s menu. Florent Restaurant & Lounge currently offers dinner nightly with lunch and weekend brunch, starting July 13.

The new venue boasts 8,000 square feet of space, offers seating for 200 and has a capacity of approximately 600 guests. Florent is ideal for semi-private or private events with two levels and outdoor patio dining. Thursday-Sunday, Florent Restaurant & Lounge will host local San Diego DJs and bold new entertainment.

For more information, visit the Florent Restaurant & Lounge website at www.FlorentSD.com or call (619) 595-0123.

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