After enduring nearly a year of suffering from the construction on Alton Road, Macchialina Taverna Rustica has some exciting news to share. Not only has the restaurant's view improved significantly, but also, beginning February 8, it will debut a "Red Sauce Sundays" menu. What's more, owners Michael Pirolo (chef) and Jen Chaefsky (general manager) will open a second outpost in Asheville, North Carolina, this spring.
Photo by billwisserphoto.com Left: Macchialina co-owners chef Michael Pirolo and general manager Jennifer Chaefsky. Right: Pirolo prepares pork ragout.
The duo will spend a couple of months a year at the new location, but Pirolo says Miami is still home. And speaking of home, the chef's inspiration for Red Sauce Sundays comes from the elaborate meals Italians typically serve at their houses Sunday evenings. "It's a huge production," he says.
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