Via Sophia by the Sea, an upscale modern Italian osteria from EOS Hospitality, will officially open in the revamped Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott, located at 99 Hollywood St, this summer, as part of a multi-million dollar renovation to the property.
In an interview with The Delaware Business Times, Bethany Beach Ocean Suites general manager Kevin O’ Leary is quoted as saying, “We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to take Bethany Beach Ocean Suites to new heights of hospitality. This makeover will bring new energy to the guest rooms and social spaces. Along with the new signature restaurant Via Sophia by the Sea, which will become one of the most sought-after restaurants in the area, these enhancements will perfectly position the hotel for its next iteration.”
Via Sophia by the Sea debuted at Washington D.C.’s Hamilton Hotel in 2019, followed by a second location last year in Kennebunkport, Maine. Developed by EOS Hospitality’s team of industry vets – SVP of Food & Beverage Albert Rothman, Regional Director of Food & Beverage Joe Palminteri, and Executive Chef Colin Clark – the restaurant adheres to an ethos of “Reimagining the osteria experience…where classic Italian dishes and fresh-from-the-boat seafood are paired with bespoke beverages and a discerning wine list.”
Thus, its elevated menu fit for modern palates includes staples from the old country such as Baked Burrata served with olive, capers, and fresh herbs on a grilled ciabatta, Arancini prepared with pesto, roasted tomato, and goat cheese, and the Cioppino featuring shrimp, lobster, mussels, calamari, pancetta, and fennel alongside spaghetti.