At long last, a new restaurant has been announced for Montclair’s Lackawanna Station, and the chef behind the venture is Michael Carrino. The restaurant will have a liquor license.
Carrino is the chef of the restaurant formerly known as Restaurant Passionné, which he vacated last year to find a bigger spot and a place with a liquor license, and was taken over by the molecular gastronomy spot Adara.
The restaurant’s name has not been announced, but will feature “creative, non-pretentious Modern American Cuisine with a devotion to seasonal, local ingredients.”
Carrino, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, was also declared the winner of his episode of Food Network’s cooking competition “Chopped.”
The liquor license was acquired for a reported $725,000 from the former Charlie Brown’s in Upper Montclair.