Editor‘s take note: This story was corrected to mirror that Alberto Gazzola labored as a chef at the cafe Trattoria, not as a dishwasher.
In a earth exactly where numerous new restaurants go bust inside a couple of several years, a single longtime Reno chef has uncovered to roll with the punches. And that occasionally signifies scrapping menus that fail to hook up with customers.
Centro South is chef Alberto Gazzola’s newest enterprise, a spinoff of his wildly profitable Midtown restaurant, Centro. Centro South introduced earlier this yr hoping to emulate the success of its tapas-focused sister cafe.
But Centro South’s cuisine unsuccessful to deliver the excitement that Gazzola experienced anticipated. Despite the affluent clientele and ritziness of the new location, the Village at Rancharrah, the tapas menu intimidated some customers looking for a casual lunch, Gazzola thought. Tapas, a Spanish word for appetizers, is made up of artfully organized small plate dishes featuring meat, greens and the kind of seafood found in Mediterranean countries — squid, octopus and these kinds of.
So, Gazzola decided to scrap the complete menu and replace his govt chef with Geoffrey Caliger, a veteran of Liberty Meals & Wine Trade.
The new menu and workforce, which was uncovered a small additional than a week back, focuses on modern-day delicacies.
“Absent are the modest, tremendous elaborate (and also high-priced) plates,” Gazzola informed the RGJ. “Scaled-down, medium and comprehensive-dimension entrees will be portion of our choices, from fresh daily fish preparations to Piemontese-breed beef. Asian- and South American-motivated recipes will also be present.”
Gazzola, who hails from northern Italy, learned 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. Buddies studying as intercontinental college students at the College of Nevada, Reno had begged Gazzola to visit for many years.
“A person day I just came and type of ended up remaining,” Gazzola instructed the RGJ.
Early in his profession in Reno, he worked as a chef at an Italian cafe referred to as Trattoria. Along his culinary journey, Gazzola would make a friendship for existence with yet another up-and-coming Italian chef, Ivano Centemeri, who now serves as the Northern Nevada government chef for Caesar’s Amusement and guards the Carano spouse and children mystery mushroom ravioli — a secret Gazzola promises to know.
Even though doing work at Trattoria, Gazzola partnered with an acquaintance to open his first restaurant, La Vecchia, which would work in different locations around the up coming 3 decades.
Tuesday as a result of 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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