Ebbe, a new fine dining concept by Michelin-starred Chef Ebbe Vollmer, will open in downtown Tampa

It will dish out seasonal fare from “fantastic Florida to essential Scandinavia.”

click to enlarge Ebbe, a new fine dining concept by Michelin-starred Chef Ebbe Vollmer, will open in downtown Tampa
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A hot new concept is headed to downtown Tampa—but you might have to save a few paychecks to dine there.

Opening out of Mole y Abuela’s former space at 1202 N Franklin St. in the heart of downtown, fine dining concept Ebbe (stylized as "EBBE") describes itself as “an incredible multi-course tasting experience.”

Helming the kitchen is internationally-acclaimed Chef Ebbe Vollmer, who has two Michelin stars under his belt. It’s quite the timing that the Sweden-born chef decided to open his newest restaurant in the Bay area, considering Tampa snagged its very first stars last week.

“Our menu. Our choices…a fixed menu that features all the best seasonal produce,” Ebbe's newly-formed website reads.

Currently, its only reservations available are for its “Chef’s Counter” pre-fixe menu, which cost $285 per person. The earliest reservations that can be made are for May 24—but it’s unsure if next Wednesday is the restaurant’s first official day open.

Reservations can be made via exploretock.com from Tuesdays-Saturdays starting next week.

Ebbe Vollmer’s Instagram (at @vollmersfood) shows that the Swedish chef has been preparing for his fine dining concept in Tampa since the beginning of 2023, although the restaurant's LLC  was created just last month.

Chef Vollmer's LinkedIn page states that he’s worked at the two Michelin-starred Vollmers restaurant in Sweden for the past 10+ years, which he co-founded with his brother in 2011. It's one of two Swedish restaurants in history that have earned two Michelin stars, as The Independent reports.

According to bestchefawards.com, Vollmer worked alongside Gordon Ramsay himself at London's iconic Harvey’s Wandsworth Commons restaurant in the 1990s, and eventually became a chef at his flagship concept, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

When describing his own cuisine, he says “it has evolved into an environmental and philosophical ethos that permeates all levels of my kitchen, from purchasing to preparation and presentation."

There’s an Instagram for Vollmer's fine dining concept at @ebbetampa, but there's no additional information just yet. After its debut, Ebbe will be open from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Ebbe will soon debut out of the brick building on Franklin Street that most recently housed Mole y Abuela and Fly Bar’s flagship location before that. Both concepts are now closed: Fly Bar’s second space quietly shut its doors last month while Mole y Abuela never reopened after violating COVID restrictions in 2020.
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