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The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: It takes a Villa — in Bothell — to make these hearty Italian meals
Villa Cosenza, housed in an old brick mansion in Bothell, features the Italian fare of longtime Seattle-area chef Gianfranco Bafaro.
...If you remember Gianfranco Bafaro, the Calabrian chef who made his mark at Il Paesano in the U District, Calabria in Kirkland, Il Monello in Issaquah and Gianfranco in Snoqualmie, perhaps you've been wondering what he's been up to lately.
The answer is "his
elbows, in gorgonzola cream sauce" in the kitchen at Villa Cosenza
, the latest in a succession of restaurants to do business at this landmark address. As Cosenza's executive chef, Bafaro is now ensconced in south Bothell, preparing a lengthy lineup of Southern Italy's greatest hits , hold the pizza.
efforts get a fine-dining spin courtesy of this dusted-up venue: an old brick mansion whose stately dining rooms, Frenchified furnishings and '70s-style elegance continue to channel the gourmet ghost of Gerard's Relais de Lyon.
Villa Cosenza - Fine Southern Italy Dining
Our world class chef Gianfranco Bafaro has brought his talent directly to your table.He is extremely well known throughout Seattle and for very good reason.Gianfranco
combines new recipes with old favorites, stemming from his
culinary career from his
hometown of Spezzano Sila.
Once a month we will be offering a cooking class with Gianfranco
On Dining: Westin spot vacant after Nikko closes
"Response over the weekend was good," chef-owner Gianfranco Bafaro said yesterday."So we see how it goes till the end of the month."
Calabria's lease at 132 Lake St. S. expires at the end of September.Bafaro
does not plan to renew.So until then, he's
"taking it day by day."
On Dining: Hungry for a new dining experience? Check out these fresh offerings
Bothell is now home to Villa Cosenza (17121 Bothell Way N.E., Bothell; 425-398-1474), a new Southern Italian restaurant with a familiar chef at the helm: former Calabria chef-owner Gianfranco Bafaro.
Five Star Reviews : Beauty & Spa : Spas : The Spa For the Woman Who Cares
The Southern Italian fare is created by award-winning executive chef Gianfranco Bafaro.Gianfranco creates modern, genuinely imaginative dishes as well as traditional favorites, using the finest, freshest ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible.