Much work has been done to refurbish the historic building
at 105 S. Main St.
by Gary Achterberg
A new restaurant will open July 19 in a historic building in
downtown Thiensville that has undergone extensive renovation
over the past year.
Barkha Daily will open cheel at 105 S. Main St. on Saturday,
July 19. An open house is planned for July 18.
“have created a thoroughly unique place and menu to honor their
respective heritages and love of fresh authentic foods -
Nepalese and American,” a news release said. “Cheel will offer a
mash-up of popular foods and dishes from both cuisines with a
farm-to-fork attitude and authentic flavor altitude based on
time-honored food preparation and traditions.”
purchased the 1890s-era building across the street from the old
Thiensville fire station. The building that will house cheel has
seen numerous restaurants over the years. The building was in
need of major structural repairs. Jesse Daily, an engineer who
also is co-owner of Core Consulting, 163 Green Bay Road, met
with village officials, purchased the property and worked out a
plan to revive the site. Jesse Daily was one of several
individuals behind the start-up of the farmer’s market in the
a native of Kathmandu, Nepal, moved to Wisconsin 10 years ago.
She and Jesse met and they later married. Her heritage and
experience will play a significant role in the cuisine.
Restaurant patrons will be able to dine on a new deck.
by Gary Achterberg
is known for its pure, intense flavors,” she said in the news
release. “I think it’s in the mountain air and soil ... which
give our dishes their signature taste. But it’s also in the
ancient food preparation techniques my mother practices and
Cheel plans to
offer small plates and more traditional American fare - “flavors
from the Himalayas to the Rockies” - and will incorporate flavor
profiles from Tibetan, Burmese and North Indian cultures
co-mingled along the historic and famous Kathmandu trade route,
the news release said.
team will include chef Joe Sandretti, whose experience includes
Pasta Per Tutti, Johnny Delmonico’s, Ocean Grill and Buckley’s
Kiskeam Inn. The general manager will be Ryan Palkowski, who has
more than 15 years of experience at Elsa’s on the Park in
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