A new cafe with a hefty affect on seafood from the Mediterranean is established to open in downtown Birmingham.
Debuting Wednesday is Mare Mediterranean, a seafood-forward restaurant with an affect from Greek, Italian and Spanish flavors. Restaurateur Nino Cutraro partnered with Jay Feldman of the Feldman Automotive Team to open up the new place. Cutraro also owns close by Bella Piatti with his spouse, Liz.
Mare Mediterranean is opening in the room formerly occupied by Cameron’s steakhouse at 115 Willits. It is a place that Cutraro states furnished the fantastic structure.
The inside was wholly renovated, Cutraro claims, and prospects can assume the space to feature a significant bar, open kitchen area and lounge area.
Hope an Italian seafood market place strategy considerably like what is observed in Italy, Cutraro claims. Fish at Mare Mediterranean will be on display for diners to find. Customers will also select a most well-liked cooking method, these kinds of as grilled, baked or pan-fried.
“What’s diverse is the excellent of the fish and exactly where it arrives from,” Cutraro suggests.
The fish at Mare Mediterranean will be sourced from Greece, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal and Florida.
A fish marketplace will be in entrance of the open kitchen area concept where consumers will pick their fish that will be handed off to the kitchen to prepare.
“The restaurant has a ton of affect (from) Greek and Italian foodstuff,” Cutraro claims.
Food stuff will be prepared with Mediterranean fashion in thoughts, he says, making use of substances like olive oil.
On the menu, Cutraro claims, buyers may see fish that is not so common, such as dorado, tai snapper and turbot. Cooking selections include baked in white wine with fennel, onions, capers and tomatoes pan-fried with crispy vegetables, or grilled and served with sauteed greens. You will find also an selection of fish baked below salt.
From the uncooked bar, there is tuna and salmon sashimi and a branzino ceviche, in accordance to the menu. There are quite a few pasta selections, alongside with a risotto with seafood and lobster.
For the meat lover, there’s grilled wagyu beef fillet and New York strip, and Colorado lamb chops.
Mare Mediterranean has been in the generating for practically two decades and on Cutraro’s brain for some time.
“It’s one of individuals matters that you have an notion and large amount of the time that by no means comes real,” Cutraro says. “This is an thought that me and my team designed and manufactured come about.”
Cutraro phone calls Mare Mediterranean “the greatest location I’ve opened.” It is vintage and hip at the same time, he states.
Inside of, the 6,800-square-foot cafe will seat about 200. There’s a lounge area, a independent area wherever you can have a cocktail with a little table. Two non-public rooms are available. There’s 1 for scaled-down gatherings and another for much more than 25, for conferences and conferences. Be expecting out of doors, sidewalk seating in the summer months.
Birmingham, Cutraro says, is an remarkable locale for restaurants.
“Everything is within just strolling distance. It’s like an city environment. You can walk about to stores, espresso properties and to the videos.”
Mare Mediterranean, 115 Willits, Birmingham Tuesday through Thursday, 4:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday, 4:30-9 p.m. Closed Monday.
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