Stagioni Opens In Myers Park
Bruce Moffit is on a roll. What started as a Northeastern relocation has evolved into a culinary stronghold in Charlotte. Barrington’s in Foxcroft was the first installment. The only complaint I ever hear about that restaurant is that people can’t get in. If you haven’t been there, make it a point to do so. I had my holiday party there and still think about the bison short ribs I inhaled. Next came a restaurant near & dear to me. Good Food on Montford is one of my shortlist restaurants for any occasion. So how do you follow two restaurants that have become long term winners? How about family style Italian in a converted 1920’s mansion in Eastover? Stagioni is now open on Providence Road.
This venture has turned into a labor of love for Bruce and took 15 months to complete. Now you need to understand that Eastover/Myers Park restaurant locations do not come onto the market every day. This is one of the best demographic locations between Atlanta and Raleigh. When it happens, you take chances and make sacrifices to open here. Upon first bite, I can’t see Stagioni being anything short of another homerun for the chef/owner. The space is modern and sophisticated with a dominant and energetic open kitchen floor plan.
In addition to the intimate dining room, there is a bar with +- 25 seats that greets you upon walking in the front door.
I only tried a few of the selections on the menu and am looking forward to grazing the menu (Especially the pizzas I have been hearing all about). First off was the Cannelloni made with braised veal, porcini mushrooms and bechamel. This was rich and delicious. I could easily have made a meal out of it, but the exciting thing about family style is the ability to bite & pass the plate.
The gnocchi selection was made with prosciutto, mushrooms, peas and cream.
The next dish we sampled was simply delicious. Agnolotti made with butternut squash, apple foam, pancetta and brussel sprouts.
Call Bruce and company soon to check out one of the new restaurants that people will be talking about. The location is at 715 Providence Road near The Manor Theater. Make sure to #restauranttraffic your pics on Instagram & Twitter