Arro Bids Adieu to Burnet Road
Forthcoming Modern French Concept Relocated to West Sixth Street
AUSTIN – March 19, 2013 – Arro, the latest restaurant concept developed by ELM Restaurant Group (24 Diner, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden), will open in the coming months at 601 W. Sixth St., the former site of Haddingtons American Tavern. Originally slated for Burnet Road, the project was relocated to the downtown location after months of negotiations between the two groups.
Arro, which is designed as a casual interpretation of a French restaurant, takes its inspiration from the French phrase “arroser la vie,” loosely translated to “make a toast to life” or “baste life.” At the helm will be ELM executive chef/partner, Andrew Curren, accompanied by his wife, pastry chef Mary Catherine Curren. The couple has dreamed of working alongside one another since they met at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Drew’s handiwork at 24 and Easy Tiger has earned many accolades from local press as well as mentions in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Saveur, Condé Nast Traveler and Texas Monthly.
Arro will be open seven nights a week and offer brunch on Sunday. Customers can enjoy a light meal consisting of simple single-item options or composed plates, indulge in a traditional three-course menu for around $20, order a selection of French classics served family-style or pop in for a late night cocktail or coffee with a perfectly executed dessert.
The focus of Chef Drew’s kitchen will be a wood-fired grill, and he will continue his philosophies of preparing all food to exacting standards in house and incorporating local and organic products whenever possible. Mary Catherine and her team will craft a thoughtful menu of both classic and seasonal desserts on site, and bread will be baked fresh daily at Easy Tiger.
Interior designer Veronica Koltuniak of VeroKolt will be responsible for the building remodel, and Ryan Rhodes of Land will provide graphic design.
The team anticipates a late spring/early summer opening.