Riding on the success of their White Plains restaurant, the owners of Roasted are getting a grip on the Stamford market after almost two years in the downtown area.
Roasted Food Co. began as a serious sandwich place and quickly morphed into a full-fledged fast-casual restaurant and bar, focusing on that same from-scratch philosophy, Chef Bill and Kristin Hall used in White Plains at the Melt Sandwich Shop. Kristin Hall was born and grew up in Newtown.
The restaurant's concept starts with its namesake, a selection of meats and veggies that are roasted, cured, brined, smoked, or grilled in-house.
They are then served in a variety of ways for build-it-yourself meals, that include house-made bread, veggies, mac-n-cheese and lots of other offerings.
Some of the restaurant's favorites include:
- the Goat with slow roasted tomatoes,
- basil pesto,
- creamy goat cheese and provolone matched up with their roasted herbed pork loin over quinoa or mac n’ cheese;
- the Greek with crisp romaine, cool tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, and marinated grilled chicken breast;
- and the Southwestern quinoa bowl filled with corn and avocado salsa, jalapenos, chipotle, pepper jack, bacon, and pulled BBQ.
A graduate of The Florida Culinary Institute, Bill honed his culinary skills while in the kitchens of Movenpick Hotels in Switzerland and with Winstar Cruiseline before landing in Mystic, where he earned himself a name as the executive chef and owner of Bravo Bravo, and soon after, Azu.
He then teamed with his wife to open the White Plains and Stamford restaurants.
The restaurant is located at 148 Bedford St., Stamford, www.realfoodroasted.com.
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