Noel Ashman had a 40th-birthday party at Lucky Strike Lanes last week, and word is he’s currently “in talks” to open that nightclub he’s been planning somewhere downtown. Meanwhile, there are rumblings in the space that housed his club the Plumm (and less forgettably, literary-brat-pack hangout Nell’s). Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano are finally spilling some details about the considerably delayed supper club that their Butter chef Alex Guarnaschelli is helming. When the Darby, as it’s now called, opens around Labor Day, it’ll have “a raw bar, small plates, and a regular menu of seafood, meats and vegetarian dishes, some prepared in a style best called Continental.” Sartiano says it’ll be a throwback place where “you can dress up, have an amazing dinner and some music and entertainment.”
Update: Reps for the Darby tell us that one of Guarnaschelli’s dishes will be an oyster-stuffed filet of beef (there will also be a raw bar). The 100-seat dining room will feature a large stage hosting singers, dancers, musicians, D.J.’s, comedians, and a house band playing multi-genre music.
Off The Menu: The Darby [Diner’s Journal/NYT]