Now, Singh is ready to come out from the bar and try her hand as restaurateur. Her new venture The Boarding House, expected to open this summer, is a 5-floor extravaganza, including a wine bar that will serve shareable plates, a space for private parties and-what else-a first floor wine cellar. Singh and her partners have tapped Christian Gosselin, most recently at the Café des Architectes in the Sofitel Hotel, to take the lead in the kitchen.
So will we see The Boarding House as a roundtable review on Check, Please! anytime soon? Probably not considering the conflict of interest, but it may be fair game in a couple of years if Singh isn't in the host chair. She says she's signed on to host the show for one more season and will make a decision at the end of that seeason if she will continue on the show.
Alpana Singh joins Steve Edwards Monday on Afternoon Shift to share some details on her new venture and talk about her own adventures in drinking and eating.
Correction: An earlier version misstated Singh's future on Check, Please! She will decide after next season whether she will continue hosting the show. It also said that The Boarding House will serve small plates but the wine bar will actually serve plates for patrons to share.