Polly Campbell reports:
The owner of Symmes Tavern in Fairfield has bought the venerable White House Inn in West Chester and has turned it into an Italian restaurant. The name is simply a translation: Casa Bianca.
Joe Schwartz bought the building and 9 acres of land around it at auction in August. He developed The Village Green in Fairfield and owns Symmes Tavern on the Green.
But Casa Bianca is being run day-to-day by manager Mike Lindner. He said they have traditional Italian and traditional American on the menu. That includes veal and chicken parmesan, homemade seasonal ravioli (It’s pumpkin right now), risotto-stuffed bell peppers, bruschetta including a seasonal one, which is currently bourbon-glazed mushroom onion and goat cheese.
There’s also mix-and-match pastas and sauces, salads, steak, Southwestern Cobb salad. Average entree price is $14.
They haven’t done a thorough renovation of the old building, but did paint and take up the carpets to reveal hardwood floors. They’ll be doing more later. Their prices for rehearsal dinner, wedding and other special occasion packages have been lowered; they hope to do more of those.
Casa Bianca is open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. It is located at 4940 Muhlhauser Rd. For more information, call 513-860-0829.