Owner and chef, Elise Wiggens, has a lot to look forward to. Her new restaurant, Cattivella, will open its doors in the Eastbridge Town Center in mid-April.
Wiggins’ specialty is wood-fired—all her food is cooked on a wood-fired oven or grill. She says, “Everything is slow food, kissed around a wood fire at various levels of the life of the fire.”
In addition to wood-fired Italian cuisine, Cattivella will offer programs certain to tempt wine lovers in the metro area. “We want customers to have the opportunity to sample beautiful, expensive wines at a fraction of what they would pay for a bottle,” says Wiggens. “Our restaurant manager will help feature a new wine on ‘Magnum Mondays’ by offering diners table service with a glass of really fine wine at a reasonable price. It’s an interactive, showy and fun way to try something new without breaking the bank.”
A chalkboard at the restaurant entrance will list wines that are new in the rotation. Restaurant patrons can purchase a “flight” to try a sampling of several—a great way to choose a new favorite. Cattivella will also feature a liquer that is brand new to the U.S. “L’Apertivo by Galliano is a refreshing spirit that’s delicious anytime of the year,” says Wiggens. “We’ll be serving it during Happy Hour and at brunch.”