When prospects stroll into chef Marco Barrila’s latest restaurant — Insatiable Eats Pastaria in Riverhead — he greets them warmly with “Welcome to my house. Buongiorno!”
For Barrila, house as a youth was Messina, Sicily, the place he lived till shifting to New York Metropolis at 24. In 2010, he fashioned his Insatiable Eats catering firm and have become some of the fashionable caterers within the Hamptons, in addition to a Meals Community favourite. He appeared on the favored program “Chopped” and at Meals Community occasions.
Barrila additionally owns the Shinnecock Lobster Manufacturing unit in Southampton.
Together with the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, Riverhead City Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, and city board officers, Barrila celebrated the grand opening Monday of Insatiable Eats Pastaria. The restaurant and take-out market, owned by Barrila and his spouse Sheila Minkel, is a part of an effort to develop the enterprise — and Sicily — to the Lengthy Island’s north fork, Barrila stated.
“We had been attempting to develop our catering kitchen, however this place regarded so stunning so I made a decision to transform to create a restaurant market eatery the place you might come and style meals,” Barrila stated of his new eatery at 300 E. Predominant St. in Riverhead. “We’ll have a bar gastronomico with alcohol and meals, broccoli rabe, seafood, rooster rolls. You may choose and select no matter you need.”
“I attempt to deliver as a lot Sicilian taste in every part I do,” he added.
Sicilian bakers, machines and recipes
Lengthy Islanders can flip to Insatiable Eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Beginning at 8 a.m. prospects can sit on the bar and order from quite a lot of cornetti and bomboloni, or Italian croissants and doughnuts. Drink clever, prospects can order scorching and recent drinks from a cappuccino maker imported from Italy, which Barrila described because the Ferrari of cappuccino machines.
In the back of the restaurant, prospects order up pizza alla pala. Staff lower slices of the candy tartufina bianca with recent mozzarella, buffalo ricotta, mascarpone and shaved truffles and the savory capricciosa with recent mozzarella, artichokes, mushrooms, black olives, ham and basil.
Behind the pizza counter, grasp baker Alessandro Natoli oversees and advises the kitchen.
“The grasp baker, he come right here for 2, three months to coach our individuals suppose Italian, suppose Sicilian, do the right recipe,” Barrila stated. “We are able to produce every part, however I need to be authentic. I need to deliver Sicily right here.”
From 5-9 p.m., Insatiable Eats is a full service restaurant for dinner. Friends can order such specialties as lobster ravioli and frutta di mare alla fra diavolo and recent pasta and specialty sauce choices from the pasta bar.
“Within the entrance of our retailer, there’s a multi pasta machine, imported from Italy and designed by Emilio Miti,” the chef stated. “What I’m attempting to do right here is educate the individuals about Italian meals.”
With the twin restaurant and market mannequin, prospects can deliver house greater than a doggie bag.
“You may come on this restaurant and you may have a plate of fettuccine Bolognese and say ‘wow that is so good, I want I may have it tomorrow too,’” Barrila stated. “You may are available in entrance, you should buy a quart of the Bolognese, the pasta, and you may have the identical pasta you had right here at house.”
High photograph: Grasp baker Alessandro Natoli with chef Marco Barrila.