CHICAGO
01/10/2012 01:53 pm ET

Alpana Singh Restaurant, Wine Bar In The Works: 'Check, Please' Host Patners With Bistronomic Owners

Sommelier and "Check, Please" host Alpana Singh has announced plans to open a wine bar and restaurant in River North, a joint venture with the owners of Bistronomic.

"I'm pleased to confirm that Matt Fisher, John Ward and I are planning to open a restaurant here in Chicago,” Singh wrote in an email to Crain's Chicago Business. "Currently, we're in the process of selecting a space, and have yet to make any final decisions regarding the location."

Crain's reports that Singh, Fisher and Ward are eyeing property at Wells and Superior streets, but publicist Abby Dunn told the RedEye that the trio have yet to sign a lease.

Singh left her gig as wine director at Lettuce Entertain You in the fall after 12 years with the company, and has spent the interim studying and educating about cheeses at Pastoral.

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