Editor‘s notice: This tale was corrected to replicate that Alberto Gazzola labored as a chef at the cafe Trattoria, not as a dishwasher.
In a planet in which several new eating places go bust inside a number of years, just one longtime Reno chef has uncovered to roll with the punches. And that in some cases means scrapping menus that are unsuccessful to link with buyers.
Centro South is chef Alberto Gazzola’s most current venture, a spinoff of his wildly thriving Midtown cafe, Centro. Centro South launched before this calendar year hoping to emulate the good results of its tapas-focused sister cafe.
But Centro South’s delicacies failed to make the excitement that Gazzola had anticipated. Even with the affluent clientele and ritziness of the new locale, the Village at Rancharrah, the tapas menu intimidated some customers looking for a informal lunch, Gazzola considered. Tapas, a Spanish phrase for appetizers, is made up of artfully organized modest plate dishes that includes meat, greens and the form of seafood found in Mediterranean international locations — squid, octopus and these.
So, Gazzola decided to scrap the complete menu and replace his govt chef with Geoffrey Caliger, a veteran of Liberty Foodstuff & Wine Trade.
The new menu and staff, which was exposed a minimal additional than a 7 days back, focuses on contemporary delicacies.
“Absent are the modest, super elaborate (and way too costly) plates,” Gazzola explained to the RGJ. “Smaller sized, medium and comprehensive-measurement entrees will be part of our choices, from new everyday fish preparations to Piemontese-breed beef. Asian- and South American-influenced recipes will also be existing.”
Gazzola, who hails from northern Italy, acquired some of his culinary chops from his mother and father, who owned a bar and cafe and recruited their teenage son to whip up paninis, pizzas and cappuccinos. Gazzola was 24 when moved to the Reno area in 1988. Good friends learning as worldwide college students at the College of Nevada, Reno had begged Gazzola to go to for years.
“A person day I just arrived and kind of finished up remaining,” Gazzola explained to the RGJ.
Early in his vocation in Reno, he labored as a chef at an Italian restaurant referred to as Trattoria. Along his culinary journey, Gazzola would make a friendship for lifetime with one more up-and-coming Italian chef, Ivano Centemeri, who now serves as the Northern Nevada executive chef for Caesar’s Entertainment and guards the Carano household key mushroom ravioli — a magic formula Gazzola promises to know.
Though functioning at Trattoria, Gazzola partnered with an acquaintance to open his first restaurant, La Vecchia, which would operate in a variety of locations in excess of the next a few a long time.
Tuesday by Saturday, you can grab lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. at Centro South, 7600 Rancharrah Pkwy Suite 130
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