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Jared Van Camp’s West Loop Venture Gets a Name

Keith Richards chilling with Gram Parsons at Villa Nellcôte.
Keith Richards chilling with Gram Parsons at Villa Nellcôte. Photo: courtesy of Real Life is Elsewhere

We learned back in March that charcuterie expert and Old Town Social chef, Jared Van Camp, had taken over the former Marche space in the West Loop. The new venture planned to serve “European soul food” with an emphasis on housemade ingredients. While all the sausages at Old Town Social are made from scratch, this restaurant will actually be milling its own flour, which will be used to make pastas and pizzas. That all made sense. What was harder to comprehend was the theme, which was being described as “rock ‘n’ roll bohemian chic” that was also “refined.” To properly explain it, the restaurant pointed to Villa Nellcôte, a mansion in Southern France where the Rolling Stone’s recorded Exile on Mainstreet (arguably their best album). At the time, the restaurant didn’t have a name, but has finally decided to settle on, you guessed it, Nellcôte. We like it. Van Camp expects it to open in November or December. [Chicago Mag]

Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607

Jared Van Camp’s West Loop Venture Gets a Name