BostonChefs.com, which posts restaurant-industry job openings, has job listings for line cooks and a junior sous chef at the new Somerville restaurant. The job listings, posted on Sept. 30, say Sarma is "opening next week." Thanks to Eater Boston for pointing that out.
If you walk by the restaurant, which is under construction in the 249 Pearl Street space formerly occupied by The Paddock, you'll see a new sign hanging over the door.
Though the restaurant's website is "coming soon," OpenTable already has a dedicated page for Sarma, which suggests you'll be able to make reservations.
Meanwhile, Zagat, earlier this summer, posted a short question-and-answer session with Sortun in which she talks about Sarma.
It will serve Turkish meze—small plates—and have an 80-seat dining room with a 15-seat bar.
Sortun is running the restaurant with Cassie Piuma, long-time chef de cuisine at Oleana, who will serve as executive chef at Sarma.
What's more, Vic Hegde, formerly head bartender at Island Creek Oyster Bar, will be crafting cocktails and running the bar at Sarma, according to Boston Magazine and Eater Boston. Boston Magazine says a number of the cocktails will have "exotic components like mellow-hot Aleppo pepper flakes, citrusy sumac, and rich, tart pomegranate molasses."
The opening of Sarma will come hot on the heels of another high-profile restaurant opening in Somerville. Tony Maws, chef and owner of Craigie on Main, opened Kirkland Tap & Trotter in mid September.
More on Sarma
- Oleana's Owner Comes to Somerville to Take Over the Former Paddock Restaurant
- Work Under Way at Ana Sortun's New Somerville Restaurant