Winkel, a Dutch-style breakfast and lunch restaurant from Noord’s Joncarl Lachman, opens in the city center
Chef Joncarl Lachman, who celebrates his Dutch heritage with Noord, the Northern European BYOB in South Philadelphia, has expanded downtown with the brunch shop Winkel at 1119, rue Locust.
It’s a redesign of the space that last housed More Than Just Ice Cream, and puts Lachman back in the morning game. (He was one of the first partners of The Dutch at Pennsport.)
The opening is Monday May 27.
Winkel (“boutique”) is also a Dutch treat, if you will, with breakfasts on weekdays (menu here) with Benedictine and pancakes as well as dishes such as a sandwich with ham and cheese Uitsmijter; a homemade smoked fish of the day; a rabbit frittata, white beans and chives; and shakshuka (a popular dish from the Nine with Shutters).
Lunch during the week (menu here) includes sandwiches and salads, including the huzaren salad, a traditional Dutch potato salad. Weekend brunches (menu here) are fixed at $ 25.
Dan Rodriguez, formerly of Noord and High Street on Market, is a chef.
Lachman and her husband Bob Moysan worked with the high ceilings of the space and added an open kitchen overlooking the 70 seats. A side space, which will be ready in several weeks, will be used for Rival Bros. coffee. and to take away.
The centerpiece of the dining room is Moysan’s huge imprint of an old Citroën parked on an Amsterdam street. Artist Maria Beddia created graphics of Dutch expressions.
Space will be available for private parties and evening pop-up events.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. No reservations.