Foreman Wolf: a rebrand and a plan
Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf plan to open "a new concept " in late 2011 in Baltimore. So says the message that popped up in my e-mail early this morning.
There are no further details save for this: When the owners of restaurants Charleston, Pazo, Cinghiale, Petit Louis and wine shops Bin 604 and Bin 201 open whatever it is they're going to open, they won't do it as The Charleston Group.
They'll do it as the rebranded Foreman Wolf.
"Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf unveiled today a new brand strategy that will be instrumental in future developments," the e-mailed news release beings.
"With a strong presence in the food and wine industry, Foreman and Wolf have been actively seeking new opportunities. The new brand will be at the forefront of inquiries, setting a tone of old-world elegance, with a modern, crisp style. The ventures will now collectively be recognized as FOREMAN WOLF, the food and wine of Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf."
The news release continues:
"'Building a company about food, wine and service in Baltimore has been rewarding on many levels,' Foreman said. 'Continuing to build with a stronger brand presence is the logical next step.'
"'Bringing the flavors of different countries and cultures to Baltimore has been a journey that continues, said Cindy Wolf, two-time nominee for best chef, mid-Atlantic by the James Beard Foundation. 'Taking that knowledge and using it to bring new businesses into the fold is a great new adventure for all of us.'"
Sun photo by Kim Hairston