Downtown Wheaton’s Hale Street, known to many as “restaurant row,” has just welcomed Geneva favorite Moveable Feast + Company to the neighborhood. Owned by Wheaton natives and high school sweethearts Matt (Wheaton North) and Ashley Marquez (Wheaton Academy), MF + Co opened its second location to the public on October 23, 2018. The original location, which first planted its roots as a cafe and catering company, has been a staple in the Geneva community since 1999. And yes, we will also be selling our famous brownies from Oprah’s favorite things list in Wheaton!
This is the Marquez family’s third business endeavor. After first acquiring Moveable Feast in 2013, the Marquez’s ventured deeper into the hospitality industry, taking to Aurora, IL to open luxury wedding and corporate event venue, Company 251. Their ultimate dream, however, was to create a restaurant that would truly encompass their mission of thoughtful, wholesome, handmade foods that was different from the rest. And different it is. This restaurant is unique in that it offers not only casual and formal dining in its space, but also a takeaway section with a walk-up window on the north side of the building for a quick coffee or bite to go. The unique layout is ideal for customers since it essentially gives them the ability to decide what experience they are looking for. Split into full service dine-in, as well as a casual cafe that offers a fresh juice and coffee bar, MF + Co has something for everyone.
The full-service portion of Moveable Feast + Company offers beautifully curated entree items on a fixed brunch menu, but that is not the entirety of their dine-in experience. Already boasting an impressive cocktail bar, Moveable Feast will offer an equally thoughtful and unique dinner menu starting Thursday, December 27th! “Our desire and expectation has always been to not only serve amazing food but to give our customers an “experience”. For us, that looked like focusing first on brunch, and honing in on that, before we introduced a full dinner menu. This is our first time venturing into full-service dining so we wanted to make sure we got it right,” Ashley said.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for Moveable Feast + Company will take place on January 4, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Appetizers will be provided for those in attendance.