The cafe at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate on Richmond Road, has reopened. Now called La Petite Creperie at the Ginkgo Tree Café, it opened on July 25, serving sweet and savory crêpes, salads, specialty grilled cheese and other sandwiches.
"They're still working out the menu, but we've been pretty busy," said Jim Clark, Ashland executive director. "The menu reflects what La Petite Creperie used to do over on Kentucky Avenue."
Earlier this year, Shannon Arnold sold her La Petite Creperie concept to Ilias Pappas, who owns the Athenian Grill restaurants on Ashland Avenue and on Locust Hill.
Now Arnold is overseeing the Gingko Tree Café for Pappas, who also is running gyro and crêpe kiosks in several Kroger stores.
(The Kentucky Avenue restaurant spot is becoming The Press Café & Juice Bar, run by Matt Papania, Tyler Hughes and Mike Asay. It's scheduled to open by mid-August.)
La Petite Creperie at the Ginkgo Tree Café will stay open through September, and weather permitting, into October. It's open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will serve boxed lunches to tour groups by arrangement.
The café will also be open longer hours for special events at Ashland, like the free Cottage Concert with the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington on Aug. 20, the fourth annual Croquet Tournament on Aug. 30, and the free Jazz on the Lawn concert, featuring the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, on Sept. 6.
For more information on events at Ashland and for tickets, go to henryclay.org.