Gerard Craft Announces New Niche Restaurant [Updated]
|Gerard Craft, about to expand the Niche empire (again)|
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Craft further explained that Pastaria will be "Italian-focused but we can be as creative as we like" and that the restaurant will make all of its pasta, even the dried variety, in-house.
"I'm really glad we waited," he says. The Porano concept has "morphed into something we're really excited about."
For Pastaria, Craft plans a "very focused" menu of at least ten pastas at a time.
"We'll have really nice light appetizers -- antipasti, if you will," adds Craft. In addition, he says, "We'll have a few roasted meats on a rotisserie."
Craft expects pasta dishes to cost between $8-$12, with entrées in the high teens to low twenties. As for who will run the kitchen in this, his fourth restaurant, Craft says no decision has been made yet.
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