Tim Morton will lead the restaurant at a new Charleston hotel, Emeline, located at 181 Church St., set to open in May. Morton served as the opening executive chef of Mercantile and Mash when the restaurant opened in 2015.

Morton, a Minnesota native, spent time working at a hotel restaurant in Raleigh prior to his move to Charleston. The chef also had a short stint as a chef tournant at three Michelin-starred Alinea in Chicago.

Hotel Emeline will feature a daytime cafe serving Second State Coffee along with the restaurant, Frannie & The Fox, where Morton will serve his take on Italian cuisine using regional ingredients.

Dishes will be shareable and seasonal, and the restaurant and bar program will be led by Kara Czaplicki, a 23-year industry veteran. Look for Frannie & The Fox to debut with all-day service this May.  [location-1]

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