(Greenville, S.C.) – Hartness, a new urban village founded by the Hartness family and located on Greenville’s Eastside on the family’s estate, is delighted to announce Village Kitchen restaurant. Located within the Hartness community on South Highway 14, the new restaurant will offer an elevated fast casual dining experience. Village Kitchen is set to open in spring 2021 and its debut will mark the highly – anticipated return of Chef Tanner Marino to Greenville.
Village Kitchen will be a destination for the community to gather and enjoy specialty coffee and breakfast offerings in the morning and a Southern influenced, fire roasted menu throughout the rest of the day. A centerpiece of the restaurant’s kitchen will be a stone hearth, and a farm-to-table menu highlighting delectable dishes made from fresh local ingredients will perfectly complement a broad selection of craft wines, beer, cocktails and sparkling juices. Village Kitchen’s warm and inviting setting will feature a thoughtful design that celebrates its location, tables and booths for indoor dining and an outdoor patio for al fresco dining. Seamless and convenient delivery and takeout will be available as well.
“With the talented Chef Marino at the helm and its truly unique setting, Village Kitchen promises an exceptional experience you will not find anywhere else on Greenville’s Eastside,” said Jonathan Brashier, general manager. “We created it to be the perfect spot for everything from hosting an informal business meeting over lunch, leisurely enjoying a glass of wine outside on the patio, or picking up dinner to take home.”
As Executive Chef of Hartness, Chef Marino will be responsible for overseeing Village Kitchen. In this role he will also lead the culinary direction for Patterson, a fine dining restaurant located in the forthcoming Hotel Hartness, and oversee banquet catering for the entire development, which will offer numerous venues for large and intimate events. Marino lived in the south for most of his life and grew up in a family where the tradition of coming together over a homecooked meal was constant. After finding himself gravitating towards the kitchen in his teens, Marino enrolled in culinary school before moving to Greenville, where he began his career at Devereaux’s. Under the tutelage of Devereaux’s Steven Greene and Spencer Thomson, he worked his way up to Chef de Cuisine of the acclaimed restaurant. Marino continued his career at Hyatt Regency in Greenville and The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina. He comes to Hartness from the Westin Chattanooga where he served as Executive Chef.
“I am thrilled to be back in Greenville with my family and to join the Hartness team,” said Chef Marino. “Hartness is a special place and I look forward to making it further standout with a one-of-a-kind culinary experience at Village Kitchen.”
Village Kitchen is situated within Hartness, which is located on Greenville’s Eastside on the Hartness family estate. For three generations their homestead welcomed friends and family and the Hartness’ have long envisioned transforming it into a community built to last for future generations. The result is a vibrant village thoughtfully created in the traditional neighborhood design.
Hartness is a new 444-acre urban village offering residences and home-sites connected by lush pathways, green streets and community gathering spaces. It also boasts unique amenities including the Grand Lawn, the Sports Garden, a fitness center, 15 miles of outdoor trails throughout the development’s 180 undeveloped acres, and many sparkling lakes and ponds. Additional amenities will include tennis courts, a community clubhouse, and multiple resort-style pools. Located within the village and opening for Hartness residents and the public alike to enjoy will be The Village Center, home to Village Kitchen restaurant and a variety of specialty retail shops and casual and fine dining, and Hotel Hartness. For more information on Hartness, visit www.hartnessliving.com.