The chef is Barcelona-born Roger Martinez, with impressive credentials to his name. Other great names include Roberto Paris, an on-and-off Wine Director from Umbria.
Opened by the independent filmmaker Donna Lennard, with a wine cellar rumored to have inspired E.A. Poe's Cask of Amontillado, and over 400 wines—Roberto draws on his knowledge to bring the artisan wines in, plus the sparkling, dessert wines, various Grappe and Amari.
Their food is sourced both locally and in Italy through a trusted network and inside the rustic walls and eclectically decorated space the patrons revel in olive oil tastings, cast-iron-roasted Niman Ranch pork blade steak, broccoli di Cicco and pan-fired Hawaiian king prawns in Trapanese coarse sea salt.