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Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Debuting New Concept at Bridge Park

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Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will add another to its lineup at Dublin’s Bridge Park. But this time, it will be a new concept.

Valentina’s is slated for an early spring 2022 opening at 4595 Bridge Park Ave.

Inspired by a fifth-generation Italian family winery, Valentina’s will offer Northern Italian-inspired cuisine, fine wines and specialty cocktails.

“We want guests coming to Bridge Park to be transported to Northern Italy and experience all the tastes, sounds and smells that it brings,” said David Miller, president and COO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, in a press release. “The story behind Valentina’s is one that our entire leadership team holds close to our hearts.”

In 2018, CMR’s senior leadership team traveled to Italy to celebrate 25 years of the restaurant empire. While visiting Marchesi di Barolo Winery, the team was able to sample a 1993 Barolo with the winery’s owners, Anna and Ernesto Abbona, spurring a strong partnership with the family.

When daughter Valentina traveled to the U.S. in 2019 to be part of a Marchesi wine dinner at CMR’s Martini, the wheels were put in motion for the new concept.

“Our visit to the Piedmont Region of Italy was incredible thanks to our wonderful hosts, so we are proud to honor their family through this new concept,” Miller said.

The new restaurant will span 6,200 square feet and include a large patio overlooking the Dublin Link pedestrian Bridge.

“Cap City Fine Diner, The Avenue Steak Tavern and The Pearl have been incredibly successful at Bridge Park,” said Brent Crawford, principal and co-founder of Crawford Hoying, developer of Bridge Park. “The exceptional service provided by the CMR team combined with the vibrancy of downtown Dublin creates an experience that keeps the community coming back for more. We’re looking forward to Valentina’s offering another great option for visitors, residents and office users to enjoy.”

Valentina’s is the second new concept from CMR scheduled to open in the next year. Harvey & Ed’s replacement El Segundo Mexican Kitchen has set an opening date of August 31 for 692 N. High St. in the Short North.

Also anticipating a Bridge Park opening this fall is Kona Craft Kitchen + Bar, which will offer diners breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For more information, visit cameronmitchell.com.

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