Southeast Portland Italian Most loved Burrasca Has Shut

1 of Portland’s prime Italian dining establishments has served its previous food.

Burrasca, the Southeast Clinton Street dining place with a menu influenced by chef Paolo Calamai’s hometown of Florence, declared Jan. 15 by using social media that it has shut its doorways. Eater PDX initial claimed the news.

“With our lease at an conclude, we felt this introduced an chance for adjust: time for much more target on well-staying and loved ones time to look at new and inspiring projects,” the assertion browse. “Improve is a fantastic matter and we’re fired up for a fresh new start off and new standpoint.”

Burrasca started off as an unassuming food cart in 2013, but rapidly turned a area beloved thanks to its reliable and carefully crafted dishes, like wild boar pappardelle with handmade pasta and tomato-basil pappa al pomodoro soup. WW named Burrasca its 2014 Foods Cart of the Year.

The cart was a steppingstone to a entire-blown cafe, the place Calamai continued to carry the powerful flavors of Florence to Portland diners, often serving the plates in particular person himself, for about seven decades. But even as Calamai and his wife, Elizabeth, announced the closure of Burrasca, they appeared to already know the chef would not be in a position to stay out of the kitchen for too very long.

“Paolo’s love for the flavors and traditions comprising the abundant patrimony of Tuscan cuisine will not be quelled,” the submit ongoing, “so you can be confident to come across him cooking yet again soon more than enough.”