SE's Cafe Castagna, the casual counterpoint to fine-dining destination Castagna, will shake things up with a new chef and menu featuring "Middle Eastern accents." Eat Beat reports chef Wesley Johnson, the opening baker/pastry chef at Michael Solomonov's acclaimed Philadelphia restaurant Zahav, will add dishes like "grilled flatbreads, honeyed haloumi cheese, and roast game hens" to the Cafe's existing menu.
Favorites like the house burger and pate de campagne will apparently remain, and a Castagna-like approach to vegetables will also be added as a separate menu section. The switcheroo will officially take place on June 26.
· Café Castagna Gets a Middle Eastern Accent [Eat Beat]
· All Previous Cafe Castagna Coverage [Eater PDX]