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Following three years of issues, a new fusion restaurant and entertainment venue in Rosedale is open for business.
Pa-Nash, an eatery that focuses on a fusion of Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine with Caribbean and soul food, had a soft opening earlier this year and will host its grand opening on Friday to formally introduce itself to the community.
The restaurant, which is on 243rd Street, dealt with setbacks such as building renovation issues and obtaining city permits. But earlier this year the restaurant was completed and held a soft opening to gain feedback before its owners officially introduced it to the neighborhood.
“I’m totally ecstatic — it’s like the birth of our child,” said Noel Runcie, a co-owner. “I have two sons and this is like my third child.”
The menu features dishes such as herb-crusted lump crab cakes with chive garlic aioli and toasted coconut, almond-crusted salmon, and pistachio crumbed lamb chops with rosemary syrup and couscous.
In addition to a sit-down area, Pa-Nash also features a 25-foot-long bar with two flat screen televisions and a lounge for live entertainment. Owners plan to have comedy shows, live bands and karaoke nights. So far, owners said, there has been positive feedback for the establishment.
“The community is excited about this kind of establishment being here,” Runcie said. “They don’t have to go in the city.”