Food Network Chef Robert Irvine unveiled his second Lowcountry restaurant, Robert Irvine’s Nosh, to media and celebrity guests Monday night when he ripped the paper off the doors and windows of the newest addition to Hilton Head Tanger 2 Outlet.
Irvine, who lives on Hilton Head Island, said millions of people visit Hilton Head and the South Carolina Lowcountry each year and if eating at one of his restaurants helps attract more people to the area then that will add to the local economy. Irvine’s other local restaurant, Robert Irvine’s Eat, is located in Wexford Village on Hilton Head Island.
With some of the same fanfare that Irvine exhibits on “Restaurant Impossible,” his popular Food Network show, Irvine peeked out the door of the still unveiled restaurant and told those waiting he needed “five more minutes” to finish the last details.
When Irvine emerged, he said the construction and final permitting had gone down to the last minute and he then introduced Tom Bury, his friend and a builder on “Restaurant Impossible,” who was sporting two black eyes which were the result of a broken nose he sustained during construction.
Irvine, known locally for his many charitable endeavors, said adding to the South Carolina economy is important to him because this is his home and another restaurant gives him an added source of revenue to allow him to help others.
Hilton Head Tanger Manager LaDonna Shamlou said she is very excited to have this newest addition to Tanger. She said it will be a great place for both shoppers and those who work in the area to eat.
Nosh will not only provide a place for shoppers to dine but at least one gentleman in the crowd said he will utilize the bar area to watch some sporting events while his wife shops.
Nosh will feature lunch and dinner seven days a week starting at 11 a.m. with pastries and Starbucks coffee available at a kiosk that will open at 9 a.m. The menu will be “sophisticated yet approachable” with Irvine’s take on southern cuisine. The restaurant opens to the public Tuesday.