With Noord chef de cuisine Aila DeVowe running M's kitchen, Lachman said the menu would become American with touches of colonial cooking to reflect the building's 18th-century past.
Noord, with a Northern Euro menu, will remain, as-is.
Lachman said the menu would include three pot pies — "contemporary but with appropriate rusticity," Lachman said — and that uniquely Philly combination of chicken salad and fried oysters. Here is the opening menu (.JPG).
M — whose outdoor garden is popular among party planners — is in the Morris House, across from Pennsylvania Hospital.
Lachman and M owner Gene LeFevre met a few years ago when Lachman leased LeFevre's building that housed Lachman's now-shuttered restaurant Neuf. They quickly hit it off.
"We're history nuts," Lachman said, and the two enjoyed taking trips down memory lane over such long-gone destinations as Knave of Hearts and Astral Plane.
M will continue operating Tuesday to Sunday for dinner, with happy hour fro 4 to 6 p.m. Brunch is planned.