Noosh Nosh Opening May 23
Renowned local chef Anoosh Shariat launches casual venue near Anoosh Bistro
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 12, 2016) - - - Chef Anoosh Shariat’s new restaurant Noosh Nosh, opening Monday, May 23, will feature Mediterranean and Italian-influenced cuisine with an emphasis on shareable plates utilizing flavors from around the world with many dishes cooked in the combination gas and wood stone oven that sits at the heart of the open kitchen. Located at 4816 Brownsboro Center behind sister restaurant Anoosh Bistro, Noosh Nosh will open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast includes baked green eggs and breakfast pizza; a variety of traditional and creative egg dishes; sweet and savory crepes; and healthy alternatives. An “all-day snacks” menu features house-cured meats and artisanal cheeses, crispy green beans, lobster and shrimp spring rolls, smoked honey and Sriracha glazed chicken wings and Thai-style chicken skewers. The main menu is divided into flatbreads and pizza, salads, sandwiches, hearty plates and pasta. Prices range from $7 to $14 for breakfast and $6 to $18 for lunch and dinner. Handcrafted gelato and a full bar with gelato drinks, craft beers, wine and bourbon will also be offered.
Shariat’s reputation for providing innovative vegetarian and vegan options will not disappoint. Items like tofu Florentine, potato frittata, black bean cakes, charred eggplant, mushroom flatbread, grilled cheese sandwiches, Margherita and paneer pizza, and baked rigatoni round out extensive offerings.
Designed by Adam McIntyre and built by Kelley Construction, a tall exposed industrial ceiling and glazed concrete floor welcome warm wood and brightly colored accents. A shiny red-tiled stone oven is the signature eye-catcher in the 120-seat venue. A Kentucky walnut wood bar top hand carved by local bourbon barrel artisan Jason Cohen wraps around the 25-seat bar and a vivid green colored patio provides a cheery outdoor space. Custom artwork includes a brass flame steel sculpture, and smooth pizza peels in a fish scale pattern adorn the length of the wall. A semi-private dining space seating 32 will provide groups with an area for business meetings or social gatherings.
“Our name actually came from some of our regular guests’ children in Anoosh Bistro who always said they were going to “Noosh’s,” so the name stuck” said Shariat. “Noosh Nosh is going to be a casual, fun neighborhood place you will want to visit more than once. It is going to be the kind of restaurant where families can enjoy meals together, friends can grab a drink and bite, and business patrons can catch a quick breakfast or lunch.”
Shariat debuted in the Louisville food scene at Remington’s in the early 1990s. Since then, he has made his mark for use of global flavors and passion for hospitality. Most diners remember him from Shariat’s, Browning’s Restaurant and Brewery at Slugger Field, and Park Place. After working in Charlotte, N.C., for several years, he returned in 2014 and opened Anoosh Bistro with refined American food, located across the parking lot from the soon-to-be Noosh Nosh.