Back 40, the new bar and restaurant in North Kingstown, Rhode Island is co-owned by former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo. The model and beauty queen partnered with her father to provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience to the locals in her hometown, Providence Journal reported.

Former Miss Universe 2012 titleholder, who was also Miss USA 2012, partnered with her father Peter Culpo, her cousin Joshua Culpo, and their business partner named Justin Dalton-Ameen to open Back 40, a restaurant that serves sumptuous meals for lunch and dinner.

The restaurant opened last Tuesday, August 29 at 20 South Country Trail, North Kingstown in the state of Rhode Island. It can be accessible through Routes 2 and 102, the local newspaper added in the report.

Back 40 has several dining areas, including a private dining room, a lounge with 40 high tables, an area with 25 bar seats, and an outdoor patio. It is open from 11 a.m. to midnight from Sunday to Wednesday, and until 1 a.m. from Thursday to Saturday.

Wide menu selection

The menu of Culpo’s new restaurant is a mixture of Western cuisine, European dishes, and alcoholic beverages.

Many of the foods served are created by executive chef Kim Scarano, who pairs these dishes with a complementary cocktail program. Scarano is a New Jersey native, Providence Journal reported.

The official website of Back 40 presented the food menu. Some of the dishes served for lunch are Chicken Pot Pie Fritters, Marinated Olives, Pork Belly Skewers, Crispy Hotdogs, Crispy Calamari, Chicken Panini, and Grilled Avocado Tacos.

They also have available pastas, such as Summer Pea Risotto, Goat Cheese Gnudi, and Corn Carbonara. Special menu offerings for dinner include New England Clam Chowder, Wilted Kale Panzanella, and Lobster Macaroni and Cheese.

Family-owned

Her cousin Joshua Culpo and Justin Dalton-Ameen, both co-owners of the restaurant, both have previously owned and operated another restaurant, Lulu’s Allston since 2014.

Meanwhile, her father Peter has owned multiple bars and restaurants in Boston, including Beacon Hill’s The Hill Tavern, Fenway’s Woody’s Grill and Tap, and Parish Cafe, the local news reported.

Olivia Culpo represented her home state during the Miss USA 2012 pageant, and won. She then represented the country in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant in Las Vegas, and also bagged the title. She passed on the crown to the next titleholder of the worldwide pageant held in Moscow, Russia back in 2013. She is also a renowned cello player, and was the former girlfriend of male pop artist Nick Jonas.

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