July 5th-7th and July 12th-14th

Guest Chef is briefly rising from the dead!  When we decided to close our doors and sell the restaurant, there were several chefs who still really, really wanted to come and cook.  They asked if we would be willing to reopen for their appearances while we were on the market.  And we thought “what the heck – why not?”.  Our model has always been pretty fluid and seems like we should go out the same way.  So we will be reopening on June 4th through the 16th with Chefs Mike Wilson and Jackie Marie Colyer Kirschner.  Then we will be open Friday through Sunday  July 5th, 6th, and 7th and July 12th, 13th, and 14th  with Chef Adam Zappa.  We hope you will be as enthusiastic as they are and come in for our Back From the Dead Dinners – and we promise not to serve brains!

La Cadrega, Milanese dialect for a simple chair, is the name of our conceptual restaurant with the hope that in the future it will become reality. The name and idea were coined by Adam Zappa who lived in the north of Italy between Milan and Como. He quickly ate his way through the northern regions of Italy and learned from experts how to emulate the hearty dishes cooked in the mountainous regions. Adam has one simple goal of teaching the United States the magic of alpine cooking. His team includes Jessica Korich, a food lover in her own right and a genius when it comes to baking and desserts, and Cristina Telazzi, a native of Lombardia and an expert of northern Italian cuisine, with over thirty years of cooking experience under her belt.

The food at La Cadrega Ristorante is Italian, yet borrows flavors from Germany, Switzerland, France and Austria. While living in Italy, Adam was not only inspired by the food of these high regions, but also by how it is served in northern cantinas, bringing strangers together over what we in America would call “comfort food” with a refined touch. It is our hope to bring you not only a delicious meal, but an experience that you can share with those around you.

Pull up a “cadrega,” take a seat, and enjoy!

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  1. 5-12-2013

    Exciting pasta! Looking forward to experiencing Northern Italy comfort food!!

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