This just in… MIRO Kitchen, a casual eatery, is set to open its doors on March 19th at the former site of Tomato and Basil Café and Pizzeria on Black Rock Turnpike. Restaurateur Eugene Kabilnitsky in partnership with Hapa Hospitality, will offer a fresh, new food concept to Black Rock Turnpike. The menu will be inspired by destinations around the Pacific as varied as Hawaii, Korea, Japan, Philippines, and Hong Kong merged with American Classics.
Last summer Hapa Food Truck changed the Stamford food truck scene with its fresh, cross cultural, Pacific twists on conventional American eats, lead by chef/owner Chris Gonzalez and his wife/co-owner Nicole Samela. Gonzalez, born and raised in the Philippines, began his culinary voyage in Greenwich and eventually found his passion and inspiration through experimenting with flavors. He eventually worked in the award-winning kitchen of Washington Prime in South Norwalk while developing the food truck. After returning from a six week adventure in Asia sampling food throughout Asia, the Hapa team returned and opened Hapa Food Truck. Gonzalez will be joined in the kitchen by chef Howard McCall, previously of Washington Prime in South Norwalk and Barcelona Wine Bar (South Norwalk and Fairfield.)
The menu, which highlights Gonzalez’s unique ability to fuse cultural flavors, will include Pacific style tacos (think Korean short rib), Asian-inspired small plates, family style entrees, creative salads and inventive sides. Notably, Gonzalez will work with local farmers and sustainable purveyors.
Located at 1876 Black Rock Turnpike, the 42-seat space is designed by New York based designer Ana Stone and will have an “east meets west” vibe. Polished concrete floors, wood benches and outdoor seating all add to a new modern feel. It will feature a full service bar with innovative cocktails, wines and craft beers.
MIRO kitchen will initially open for dinner seven days a week from 5:00pm-10:00pm, with future plans for extended service include lunch, brunch, takeout and delivery and outdoor dining in late spring, 2016.
Stay tuned as CTbites brings updates on the opening of MIRO Kitchen.
1876 Black Rock Turnpike - Fairfield, CT 06825