A new Italian restaurant is coming to Warner Robins.
Christian Torres is arranging to open a second area of his Tifton-primarily based, loved ones-owned Fresco Italiano restaurant.
He explained the restaurant as everyday fantastic eating.
“We want to be that community spot where you can even now go through the 7 days and get a plate of lasagna and get a plate of pasta, and then, if you want to dress up on the weekends and get a steak or have a day evening there, then you can do that way too.”
Torres places an emphasis on good quality meals and on ambiance, organizing to renovate the quickly-to-be previous Ole Situations Region Buffet location at 1208 Russell Parkway with a rework. Ole Instances is relocating to the previous Golden Corral outdoors the Houston County Galleria in Centerville.
The buffet tables are going out, and wood hearth grilling is coming in.
Torres stated he expects to consider some vital features from the Tifton location and replicate them, but he also needs to make the cafe exceptional to Warner Robins.
“We do a small analysis to see what men and women like in the sector in which we work, but most of the menu— the classics of Italian dishes — we’re also heading to have them there,” he stated. “We’re huge on steaks, way too.”
Eating by candlelight
Torres plans to use the exact interior designer for the new cafe. He envisions candlelit dining.
“At nighttime, we do a ton of dim lights and candles all around the put so it appears actually good for a day night time,” claimed Torres, noting that Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest evenings of the year for the Tifton cafe.
“Every evening, it is section of our ambiance. We’re that area you go for a girl’s night time out — perhaps have a couple of glasses of wine, love a number of appetizers, or we can do the whole dining working experience.”
The cafe will have have a whole bar as well as a wine bar.
“Italian restaurants are major on wine … paired with the food stuff, or just to have a glass of wine and retain that conversation likely,” Torres reported.
The Tifton location is acknowledged for its steaks.
The cafe utilizes properly marbled, 100% black Angus aged steak cooked with a trace of smoke.
“On the weekends, we’re kinda like an Italian steakhouse,” Torres explained. “Steak goes well with pasta. Steak goes nicely with salad. It goes incredibly effectively with an Italian themed restaurant.
“But also we are extremely perfectly identified for our fresh new sauces. We make every thing in residence. We only supply the freshest substances. We use the greatest produce that I can get it. So lasagna is very well-liked dish. We have the eggplant Parmesan. It’s one more popular dish.”
The restaurant also does a great deal of salads.
Wooden fire grilling
“Everything that is protein, we attempt to grill it, charbroil it,” Torres explained. “A lot of open fireplace grilling, that is yet another characteristic of our delicacies there at Fresco Italiano.”
Diners can expect to be in a position to see their meals cooked at the Warner Robins locale.
“I like to have open kitchens,” Torres explained. “I consider it’s a great part of the ambiance of a restaurant … wherever men and women can see how the cooks are cooking your food items.”
Torres, who enjoys cooking, reported diners can hope to see him at the grill on weekends from time to time at the Warner Robins site.
Also, he pans to insert a tiny patio in the back again of the cafe for out of doors dining.
Beneath the umbrella of Torres Hospitality Group, his household also has a Mexican cafe, Previous Mexico in Sylvester, and a food stuff truck, Rocco’s Italian Street Foods, primarily based out of Moultrie.
“All spouse and children owned,” he mentioned. “Me and my spouse and my brothers we began this business some several years ago.”
The family initial opened Fresco Italiano in Sylvester in a former cotton warehouse and later on relocated the restaurant to Tifton in element of a former tobacco warehouse.
“It was a significant a tobacco warehouse, and we fell in adore with the thought of renewing the house,” Torres said of the Tifton location. “It was a lengthy setting up, so they designed condominium buildings on the again of it, and in the entrance of it, is the restaurant. And it performs really effectively.”
Torres claimed he expects to commence the rework in two to three months after Ole Occasions is out of the Russell Parkway locale. He plans to employ the service of about 50 to 60 men and women for the new restaurant. He hopes to open up in the spring or early summertime.
“It’s not going to be wholly like a cookie cutter restaurant,” Torres reported. “We never believe that in that. We want to be section of the Warner Robins neighborhood in which we operate.”
Tequila and taco bar — probably?
Torres said he’s also contemplating about striving out a new restaurant idea in Warner Robins: a tequila and taco bar he strategies to title, Uno Mas Cantina. He’s taking into consideration probable web-site destinations.
“It’s a contemporary approach to modern day Mexican cuisine,” Torres said. “Mexican foods they’re heading to relate it to tequila, proper? So we have this bar with a whole lot of diverse tequilas …and the taco bar is additional like a bar where by you go and sit down and you see how they put together the tacos appropriate there for you.
“You have mesquite wood grill with the meats thrown on the open up flame there for you. They are chopping the meats appropriate in front of your eyes. We’re performing contemporary made corn and flour tortillas … You can sit there and you can be chatting with the cooks if you want to — kind of like the experience you would have if you go to a taco store in Mexico.”