Chefs Damian Sansonetti and wife Ilma Lopez will be running the establishment.
Sansonetti is a co-owner of Blue Rooster Food Company and the former executive chef at Bar Boulud in NYC.
Interview with Damian Sansonetti
Eater Maine has published an interview with Damian Sansonetti
about Blue Rooster
plans for Piccolo and being part of Portland's food community.
also emailed to let me know that his wife Ilma Lopez will be taking on the role of pastry chef at Piccolo and will be joining the staff at Blue Rooster
Chef Damian Sansonetti has leased 111 Middle Street, the former location of Bresca, and plans to open a new restaurant called Piccolo.
will be serving a menu inspired by cuisine of Calabria and Abruzzi, tapping into the rustic tastes of of the regions where his
family hail from.
plans to make some changes to the interior design of the dining room but otherwise leave the overall layout the same, and hopes to open the restaurant in September.
Sansonetti moved to Portland from NYC where he had been the Executive Chef of Bar Boulud.
a co-owner of Blue Rooster Food Co.
on Dana Street.
In addition to Piccolo, he
still has plans to open a restaurant in Portland called Sonnet at some point in the future.