Last week, James Beard Award-winning chef Ken Oringer announced plans to open his sixth Boston restaurant.
Coppa, which will be located in the city’s South End just six blocks away from his Barcelona-themed tapas bar Toro, is slated to open in late August as an Italian enoteca (wine bar). The Web site (www.Coppaboston.com) will be up soon.
Oringer and partner Jamie Bissonette, currently chef de cuisine @ Toro, are developing an Italianate menu of small plates, handmade pasta, pizzas, and the charcuterie and nose-to-tail cooking for which the two men are both renowned. Prices will be under $13.
Bissonette’s wife Courtney will run the front of the house, which holds just 40 seats indoors, plus 24 more on a brick patio outside. Italian wines and artisinal beers will be poured, and ingredients will be “as local and sustainable as humanly possible,” promises Oringer.
I am eagerly looking forward to this new restaurant, especially as I think Chef Bissonette has done some a great job at Toro. Plus, it looks like this will be a value restaurant too.