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NEW TWIST ON TRADITION – SORELLE TO OPEN ITS DOORS APRIL 4th
Abington’s former Vin & Eddie’s Restaurant gets a new owner, new look and new menu while preserving pieces of the former restaurant’s beloved past
ABINGTON, Mass…Andrea Schnell, owner and executive chef of Sorelle, today announced that her new restaurant will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, April 4th.
Located at 1400 Bedford Street in Abington, the former Vin & Eddie’s restaurant has undergone major renovations that include: a brand-new bar, electrical and HVAC systems, an outdoor patio, new furniture and a lighter, more contemporary look.
Schnell and her wife, Kirsten purchased the property last fall along with restauranteur and partner Jon D’Allessandro of Eat Drink Mingle Group, a partner in Marina Bay’s Siros, Port 305 and Blue. They have been working alongside general manager Mark Doherty to get the restaurant ready for prime time. Schnell and Doherty worked together for more than 15 years at the Square Café in Hingham before deciding to open their own restaurant.
Last fall, Chef Andrea took a trip to Italy to meet top Italian chefs and get inspiration for her new menu which offers a wide range of flavors and tastes. Guests can enjoy Sicilian style baked cod with crispy fried polenta; hand rolled potato gnocchi, acorn squash tortellini and other dishes paired with flavors like white truffle oil, herb caper butter sauce, arugula pesto and buttery vinegar peppers. Inspired by guest favorites at Vin & Eddie’s, Schnell has incorporated classic dishes such as clams casino, chicken saltimbocca and chicken parmesan.
“I make it a point to travel the world and meet chefs of all cultures and bring back techniques and flavors that I can then incorporate into my dishes,” noted Chef Peppe Aversa of Il Buco in Sorrento, one of the chefs who spent time with Schnell during her recent visit. “I expect that’s exactly what Chef Andrea will do at Sorelle - bring back what she has learned and enjoyed from her time here.”
“One of the things I admire most about Italian cooking is a chef’s uncanny ability to create something delicious out of a few basic, fresh ingredients,” said Schnell. “I enjoyed creating the menu for Sorelle – it stretched my culinary creativity to deliver traditional Italian dishes with a fresher, modern twist that enhances the integrity of the original dish.”
Sorelle fits every palate and offers a variety of gluten-free options as well as some lighter fare for health-conscious restaurant goers. The 150-seat restaurant is open for dinner seven days/week and is handicapped accessible. Reservations are accepted.
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