Following up the restaurant's opening will be an offshoot scheduled for a July debut; The Patio owner Gina Champion-Cain is also bringing a "mini Dean & DeLuca", called The Front Porch, into the neighborhood.
Champion-Cain is partnering with Melissa Biggs, an entrepreneur and former "Baywatch" actress, on the 450-square-foot shop, which will carry wine from The Patio's list, plus local olive oil, vinegars, sauces and other gourmet food products. The Patio's exec chef, John Medall, will stock a to-go case with salads, soups and mini desserts.
Going forward, Biggs told Eater that the store will carry everything from jam to chocolate with The Patio name on it, and as The Patio expands - they're looking everywhere from North County to Napa and Santa Barbara - The Front Porch will go with it, opening either adjacent to or nearby each restaurant.
· The Patio on Goldfinch [Official Site]
· All Coming Attractions on Eater [~ESD~]