Oleana's Owner Comes to Somerville to Take Over the Former Paddock Restaurant
The new restaurant will likely feature mezze and a full bar, and it could open this summer, according to Chowder, a food blog.
Ana Sortun, owner and chef of Cambridge's highly acclaimed Oleana and Sofra Bakery and Cafe, is coming to Somerville.
Boston Magazine's "Chowder" blog reports that Sortun will take over the space formerly occupied by The Paddock at 249 Pearl St. The Paddock, which had a booth once favorited by James "Whitey" Bulger," according to one reader, closed in July.
Chowder reports the new restaurant will be a joint venture with Sortun and Oleana's chef de cuisine, Cassie Piuma, who will be a partner and executive chef at the Somerville location.
Sortun told Chowder the new Somerville restaurant will fit somewhere between Oleana and Sofra. "It will be more of a mezze restaurant and bar,” she told the food blog.
The atmosphere will be relaxed and it will have a full bar, Chowder says.
The new restaurant doesn't have a name yet, but it could open by this summer, according to the blog.