Agrodolce, the much-anticipated third restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines opens tonight in Fremont!
Tilth executive chef Jason Brzozowy will also take on the executive chef position at Agrodolce. He will assist Maria with executing her menu at Agrodolce and continue to create new menu items alongside Maria at Tilth. The menu focuses on Southern Italy, specifically Sicilian cuisine. Like Maria’s other restaurants, Tilth and Golden Beetle, it will also carry the organic certification from Oregon Tilth:
The menu will focus largely on handmade pasta, which Maria has been producing for six years at her award-winning restaurant, Tilth, and has received noteworthy acknowledgements for. Agrodolce pasta specialties will include Ricotta Stuffed Fagottini with black truffle butter, marjoram and garlic; Spaghetti with Skagit River Ranch sugo, hot pepper and red wine; and handcut Tagliarini with Sicilian pistachio, sweet myrtle and pecorino. Housemade burrata will star on the Agrodolce menu, served with cylindrical beets, citrus honey gastrique and mint. Other Sicilain inspirations from Maria’s trip will include Arancini with Skagit River Ranch beef, tomato and carnaroli rice;Bucatini with pine nuts, sardine, wild fennel and golden raisin; Rice Croquettes with citrus honey and vanilla bean; Lamb Meatballs with dried currants, grilled radicchio and onion marmalade; and for dessert, housemadeLimoncello Sorbetto with lemon-thyme and candied fennel and Theo Chocolate Budino with pizzelle cookie, whipped cream and mint.
Agrodolce is the latest in the cozy space that has been home to much-loved restaurants such as 35th Street Bistro and Still Life Cafe ( 709 N. 35th Street). According to sources, the 43-seat trattoria will
keep the longstanding indoor ficis tree, its soft lighting and colors, wall of large paned glass windows and outdoor patio. The additional 13-seat bar will feature Italian and Northwest wines and a cocktail list. As done at her two previous restaurants, Tilth and Golden Beetle, Maria’s hand will embrace the interior design accents for the entire restaurant.
Click here to learn more about Agrodolce, its organic certification from Oregon Tilth and MariaHines’ other restaurants.
Agrodolce is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m.