New Restaurant Blume is Opening in Rittenhouse Square and it Will be an Instagrammer’s Dream!
Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group announce the launch of Blume at 1500 Locust Street – coming to Rittenhouse neighborhood this April. The owners of BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn, Tradesman’s, Kontrol, Uptown Beer Garden, Finn McCool’s Ale House and Tinsel present a brand new food and drink concept in the former space occupied by Cinder Copper & Lace.
Look for Blume to truly “bloom” from the top down with a lush greenscape from the ceiling, new fixtures, playful character designs, gem-colored mirrors, elegant wallpaper, new seating and banquets, installation of walls for private event space and more.
In the kitchen, look for Blume to focus on eclectic appetizers, approachable entrees, wood fired pizzas, light flatbreads, and ample vegetarian and vegan options. Menu items will take inspiration from street food and comfort food favorites. For sourcing, Craft Concepts Group continues with every opening to expand use of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The menu will incorporate a few Cinder and Craft Concepts Group signature favorites but most dishes will be new and aim to please. The menu will especially offer expanded selections for local neighbors looking to make Blumetheir go-to mid-week, after-work hotspot.
The bar program will be cocktail and natural wine forward – a first for Craft Concepts Group. Light, fun and fruity well-crafted cocktails will share draft lines next to a selection of natural wines. The beer program will feature a robust selection of local ales, lagers and ciders – available by draft, can and bottle.
For the interior, Blume partners again with interior designer Anne White – who designed the interior of Tradesman’s and also the most recent design for Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar. White said, “I wanted to borrow inspiration and modernize elements from the Victorian era. I wanted to create a beautifully energetic and memorable space with color, floral motifs, 150+ live plants above, and different spaces and moments in the larger space that didn’t exist before. Our goal is to present a top to bottom brand new restaurant, bar and concept – and we wanted to use the great bones built but offer up something that you wouldn’t recognize in the old Cinder.”
White and Craft Concepts look forward to sharing Blume’s many secrets and surprises as opening day approaches.