Ty Issa is adding a second banquet room to his Larkspur restaurant in Old Town.
The space should be ready by July 1 and will occupy the space at 910 E. Douglas that Bliss-fullness Custom Cakes and Pastries vacated when it closed in November.
Shauna Sphar, who is in charge of Larkspur’s catering and banquets, said that the restaurant stays pretty busy with its 80-seat Phyllis Diller Banquet Room, which is on the north side of the building.
The new space, which will be connected to the restaurant by a door, will seat about 50 and will allow the restaurant to run two events at once. It would be perfect for business meetings, reunions, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners and more, Sphar said.
The restaurant needs help coming up with a name for the new banquet room, though. The Phyllis Diller room was named because of the paintings by the late artist that decorate its walls. Issa and Sphar want a classy name for the banquet room, she said. They thought about the Sterling Room because of the Sterling Silver meat it serves. But another facility in town already is using that name.
Sphar said that the restaurant is accepting suggestions on its Facebook page. If they choose your suggestion, you’ll receive a dinner for two at Larkspur.
My suggestion: The Metro Room, after my favorite Metro salad at Larkspur. (Sounds better than the Pistachio Chicken room.)