A uniquely planned restaurant and bar that will double as an art gallery is coming to downtown Oceanside; KNVS (pronounced canvas) is officially scheduled to open on Saturday, July 30, although a preview will take place this weekend from 4-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. This is the fourth hospitality project developed by Oceanside resident Kevin Shin for the boutique. End Hoteljoining the North County Roast, the standard restaurantwhich serves a menu inspired by the Hawaiian Islands, and Haetaea korean street food show.
Art exhibits will rotate quarterly in the 1,400 square foot space; Oceanside artist Margaret Alexis Chiaro will be the first to be featured at KNVS, showcasing a collection called “the floral guild” which will be on display until October.
With dishes and drinks to suit each show, co-chefs Michael Mitchem and Matthew Monko created floral-themed dishes like rosettes of berry cured salmon and a bouquet of vegan ratatouille while cocktails by Beverage Director Wyatt DeMars, including iris made with rye, cognac, apple, lemon, black pepper and charcoal.
Shin, who sits on the board of directors of the Oceanside Museum of Art, will donate 15% of profits to a non-profit organization chosen by the artist. Chiaro selected ACE Studio of Oceanside as the first recipient.