Molly Di Carlo | November 1, 2019
For more than 50 years, the Morris Inn has served as the living room of the University of Notre Dame, where all members of the Notre Dame family and broader community are invited to a comfortable, welcome and connected environment.
On Monday (Nov. 4), a five-month renovation project to expand the warmth of the hotel’s dining experiences will begin. Over the past several months, a team led by Micki Kidder, vice president for University Enterprises and Events, and Joe Kurth, senior director of the Morris Inn, reimagined the hotel’s restaurant spaces.
“With our living room theme in hand, we arrived at a concept that celebrates a casual and warm shelter from the outside world — a place where the food is simple, bright, healthy and wholesome; the service is genuine, unpretentious and joyful; and the ambiance warms the soul,” Kidder said.
Rohr’s will reopen in spring 2020, and will offer a modern tavern concept unique to Notre Dame and South Bend, taking cues from restaurants such as Chicago’s Swift and Sons and Pacific Standard Time and New York City’s Gramercy Tavern.
“Whatever the occasion, we want our guests to walk into this space, exhale and drop their shoulders a bit,” Kidder said. “They will note an air of casualness and comfort, as well as refinement and excellence.”
The menu will reflect the mood of the room, honoring a few traditions and breaking new ground with current culinary trends and fresh vegetables.
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