The owners of White Orchids Thai Cuisine at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley are nearing completion of a second full-carrier eating place in Lower Macungie Township.
Notch Modern Kitchen & Bar, serving current American delicacies with Asian and other global impacts, is expected to open in mid-August at 5036 Hamilton Blvd., co-owner Jeff Virojanapa said Wednesday.
The two-tale, 200-seat restaurant could be open for lunch and dinner seven days every week.
“We’re sincerely excited to be a part of the locally-owned and -operated eating places within the Allentown area, that’s growing so much,” stated Virojanapa, who additionally operates the 12-12 months-antique White Orchids together with his mother and father, Chumroon and Pornpun Virojanapa. “I grew up here. My spouse grew up right here. My parents grew up here. So, we’ve been a part of the community for a long time and are very a great deal looking ahead to adding to its vibrancy. We’re additionally excited to be our own entity out right here rather than a part of a shopping mall.”
The Virojanapas and a team of contractors have been overhauling the former Berkshire Hathaway construction to expand new aesthetics, including intricately-designed porcelain tile floors, pendant and recessed lights, and a 20-seat, oval bar with a quartz pinnacle.
The predominant dining room will characteristic – and 4-man or woman booths along with banquette seating and two “captain’s booths,” each supplying seating for up to 6 humans.
A precise feature could be a “chef’s table” room, where visitors may be capable of looking at the kitchen’s motion through home windows and take a look at our freshly prepared dishes so one can be showcased below warmth lamps adjoining to the windows.
The desk, with a purpose to be reserved via the Resy app, might accommodate as many as 12 people, or it can be divided into 2 parties of up to 5 human beings.
“We’ll have one seating a night 5 instances a week,” Jeff said of the chef’s desk. “It will truly be special with a six-direction specialized menu every night. Most likely, there can be additions to the everyday menu alongside samplings of a number of the normal menu’s famous capabilities. Everyone would pay one price ticket price for that nighttime.”
The dinner menu will include small plates ($7) including fried cauliflower, shishito peppers, and a twice-fried potato; social plates ($10-$15) consisting of crab takoyaki fritters, eggplant twice cooked and candy and savory ribs duo; handhelds ($13-$15) which include a fish and chips wrap, salmon bacon membership and strip steak burrito; and steamed bao buns ($10-$14) consisting of crispy tofu, red meat stomach, and seared tuna.
“Large layout” dishes, $21-$34, will encompass “wok store” selections which include drunken noodles, massaman curry, and bibimbap (coconut rice, egg, zucchini, and greater); “butcher block” services which include Korean fried half fowl, orange-scented duck and tamarind-glazed brisket; and “dockside capture” alternatives together with crispy crimson snapper, ginger-glazed scallops, and jumbo prawns.
Notch also will provide a lunch menu, to be had eleven a.M. To 2 p.M. Weekdays, presenting lower price factors including $14 for a soup and salad mixture and $17 for a handheld and small plate duo.