The new location has more windows allowing in lots of natural light, but
other than that, most everything is the same including the menu -- right
down to the small shopping cart of fries.
only thing we can't do in this location is a happy hour. Other than
that everything is the same," Peralta said. Even without the happy hour, Blanc's
modern bar has "hot spot" written all over it. Peralta understands this
and wanted to stress that although the bar area is bigger in this
location, "we're a restaurant first but we would like to see people
coming in at nights and enjoying the bar."
Blanc is also hoping to grab some
midday action. Today marks the first day it is open for lunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). And as the weather gets warmer, Blanc
will start putting patio tables outdoors (without the patio,
Peralta said the room fits around 70 people).
As I was taking pictures, the doors opened officially for dinner at 5
p.m. and within a minute, four groups were coming in. With the
hostesses still in the employee meeting, Peralta picked up the menus
and started seating guests. He was smiling and happy,
but as he came back over he started rubbing his eyes. "It's been a
hectic last three weeks finishing all the details but we're open now
and it's worth it. All worth it."