Chef Michael Chiarello Returns to the Kitchen at New Restaurant Bottega, Opening December 5 in Yountville, CA

Yountville, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2008

On December 5th, chef Michael Chiarello, Emmy-profitable host of Foods Network’s Easy Entertaining, tastemaker behind NapaStyle and proprietor of Chiarello Family Vineyards, will phase again into the cooking area to open Bottega, a new restaurant in Yountville, CA. Bottega implies “an artist’s workshop or studio” in Italian, and the restaurant celebrates Chiarello’s return to his individual “craftsman’s workshop” in the Bottega kitchen area. The restaurant’s inside, intended by architect Michael Guthrie and graphic designer Michael Mabry, will take inspiration from Chiarello’s food, balancing the rustic and the refined with a range of warm textures and finishes bordering the 140 calendar year old brick and timber beams of the historic constructing.

With the opening of Bottega, Chiarello is coming full circle to his roots of developing fresh, seasonally dependent, flavorful cuisine that celebrates the Napa Valley, for which he became known at the legendary Tra Vigne restaurant. “The menu I’ve designed for Bottega actually reflects who I am now as a chef,” claims Chiarello. “The meals nonetheless showcases the large, daring Italian flavors I really like, but in a more refined type that I’ve developed in excess of the last 10 many years. And I’m thrilled to occupy and recreate what was when a gathering spot for local vintners to loosen up, the Chutney Kitchen area.”

Bottega serves rustic farm-to-desk delicacies reflecting the bounty of fresh generate in Napa Valley and the flavors of Italian cuisine, notably regarded as Chiarello’s signature design. For years Chiarello has been 1 of the most vocal and passionate advocates of the natural and organic, sustainable motion and his menu echoes this eyesight of employing regionally made foods merged with creating accountable alternatives every time feasible. Chiarello’s culinary staff is lead by Chef de Cuisine Nick Ritchie, a proficient chef who has labored with Chiarello for more than 15 years.


Some of Chiarello’s signature dishes ($ 11-$ fifteen) for Bottega consist of Warm Pecorino Pudding with Wood-Oven Roasted Spicy Rapini and Grilled Bread Angry Hopper Shrimp &amp Toscanello White Bean Passatina with Crispy Basil and Orange and Seared Foie Gras &amp Harvest Foccacia Panino with Zinfandel Grape Mosto. House manufactured pastas ($ fifteen-$ eighteen) incorporate Veal Tortellini in Brodo di Carne with Browned Butter, Butternut Squash and Sage Pumpkin Fontina val d’Aosta Risotto with Recreation Chicken Ragu and Zinfandel Spaghettini. Entrees ($ 23-$ 26) element Seared Day-Boat Scallops with Pink Chickpea Passatina &amp Cauliflower Agrodolce Arrosto of Duroc Pork with Honey-Sage Roasted Apples and Mosto Cotto Grilled Swordfish alla Barcaiola with Historic Grain Polenta and Celery Herb Insalata. Evolving what he commenced as a young chef, Chiarello helps make grey salt-cured Berkshire pork prosciutto, and offers a variety of cured meats from his Salumeria.


More than fifty percent of Bottega’s wine record characteristics nearby, modest-creation vintages from California complemented with a stable assortment of Italian wines. Chiarello’s wine record is reasonably priced encouraging patrons to discover the a lot of bounties of the area, with choices by the quartino (1 one/2 eyeglasses) as effectively as sparkling Prosecco by the glass.


At first a single of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley, Bottega is positioned in one of Napa’s most historic properties. In designing the restaurant, Chiarello and his spouse, Eileen Gordon enlisted nearby Architect Michael Guthrie to restore the integrity of the place by uncovering lovely difficult wooden flooring and timber beams, exposing aged brick partitions and huge arched brick doorways and windows relationship back again to the 1800′s. Local stonework utilised to assemble the restaurant’s two fireplaces aids emphasize the timeless sense.

Using inspiration from Bottega’s menu and the textures of Outdated Entire world Europe they collaborated to produce an earth-toned inside that brings together the rustic and the refined, and is at as soon as at ease and innovative. Fabrics in olive greens, chocolate browns and deep reds establish a heat palette. Prosperous textiles these kinds of as distressed leathers in butter, ginger and mushroom gray hues are accented by cool Venetian plaster walls utilizing an historical craft of layering marble dust to develop an aged-world patina. Weathered brick walls are washed with Gesso, softening the hues. Imported Murano glass chandeliers and Donghia cloth reinforce the restaurant’s innovative Italian roots. The restaurant’s five communal tables, ideal for greater teams or livelier dining by tiny teams, are accomplished in a variety of components as this kind of as forty-calendar year-previous barn timber, Calcutta D’Oro marble and recycled concrete. An assortment of nearby inventive professionals created the area occur to daily life with the partitions, metalwork, floors, and personalized furnishings.

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