August 18, 2022


Food for all time.

Informal fine dining Fresco Italiano coming to Warner Robins

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A 2nd site of Fresco Italiano in Tifton is coming to Warner Robins. “It’s not heading to be entirely like a cookie cutter cafe,” operator Christian Torres explained. “We never feel in that. We want to be aspect of the Warner Robins community wherever we function.”

Courtesy Fresco Italiano

A new Italian cafe is coming to Warner Robins.

Christian Torres is preparing to open a second locale of his Tifton-based mostly, family members-owned Fresco Italiano cafe.

He described the restaurant as informal fantastic dining.

“We want to be that community area where by you can nonetheless go through the week 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 night time there, then you can do that way too.”

Torres sites an emphasis on quality food stuff and on ambiance, organizing to remodel the shortly-to-be previous Ole Occasions Region Buffet location at 1208 Russell Parkway with a remodel. Ole Moments is relocating to the previous Golden Corral outside the house the Houston County Galleria in Centerville.

The buffet tables are likely out, and wood hearth grilling is coming in.

Torres reported he expects to consider some vital things from the Tifton area and duplicate them, but he also needs to make the restaurant special to Warner Robins.

“We do a little investigate to see what folks like in the market where we work, but most of the menu— the classics of Italian dishes — we’re also likely to have them there,” he claimed. “We’re large on steaks, as well.”

Dining by candlelight

Torres programs to use the same interior designer for the new cafe. He envisions candlelit eating.

“At nighttime, we do a great deal of dim lighting and candles all about the area so it appears to be like genuinely wonderful for a date evening,” mentioned Torres, noting that Valentine’s Day is just one of the greatest evenings of the year for the Tifton cafe.

“Every night time, it is part of our ambiance. We’re that spot you go for a girl’s night time out — perhaps have a few of glasses of wine, appreciate a several appetizers, or we can do the comprehensive eating experience.”

The cafe will have have a entire bar as properly as a wine bar.

“Italian places to eat are huge on wine … paired with the foodstuff, or just to have a glass of wine and retain that conversation heading,” Torres explained.

The Tifton spot is regarded for its steaks.

The cafe uses effectively marbled, 100% black Angus aged steak cooked with a trace of smoke.

“On the weekends, we’re kinda like an Italian steakhouse,” Torres stated. “Steak goes well with pasta. Steak goes effectively with salad. It goes pretty perfectly with an Italian themed cafe.

“But also we are quite nicely recognized for our contemporary sauces. We make everything in house. We only resource the freshest components. We use the best produce that I can get it. So lasagna is really well-known dish. We have the eggplant Parmesan. It’s another preferred dish.”

The cafe also does a large amount of salads.

Wooden fire grilling

“Everything that is protein, we consider to grill it, charbroil it,” Torres reported. “A ton of open up fire grilling, which is a different attribute of our delicacies there at Fresco Italiano.”

Diners can count on to be able to see their food stuff cooked at the Warner Robins spot.

“I like to have open up kitchens,” Torres claimed. “I imagine it’s a wonderful section of the ambiance of a cafe … where by people today can see how the chefs are cooking your foodstuff.”

Torres, who enjoys cooking, reported diners can assume to see him at the grill on weekends from time to time at the Warner Robins locale.

Also, he pans to add a tiny patio in the back again of the cafe for outside dining.

Beneath the umbrella of Torres Hospitality Group, his family also has a Mexican cafe, Aged Mexico in Sylvester, and a meals truck, Rocco’s Italian Avenue Meals, centered out of Moultrie.

“All family members owned,” he stated. “Me and my wife and my brothers we began this firm some yrs back.”

The family members initial opened Fresco Italiano in Sylvester in a former cotton warehouse and later on relocated the cafe to Tifton in aspect of a former tobacco warehouse.

“It was a major a tobacco warehouse, and we fell in adore with the strategy of renewing the place,” Torres said of the Tifton place. “It was a long creating, so they created apartment structures on the again of it, and in the entrance of it, is the restaurant. And it performs incredibly properly.”

Torres claimed he expects to start off the remodel in two to 3 weeks after Ole Times is out of the Russell Parkway spot. He plans to use about 50 to 60 folks for the new restaurant. He hopes to open up in the spring or early summer season.

“It’s not likely to be wholly like a cookie cutter restaurant,” Torres reported. “We really do not believe that in that. We want to be component of the Warner Robins local community wherever we function.”

Tequila and taco bar — probably?

Torres reported he’s also thinking about trying out a new restaurant idea in Warner Robins: a tequila and taco bar he programs to identify, Uno Mas Cantina. He’s thinking of probable web page destinations.

“It’s a fresh solution to fashionable Mexican delicacies,” Torres stated. “Mexican food stuff they’re going to relate it to tequila, appropriate? So we have this bar with a lot of different tequilas …and the taco bar is additional like a bar in which you go and sit down and you see how they put together the tacos appropriate there for you.

“You have mesquite wooden grill with the meats thrown on the open flame there for you. They are chopping the meats correct in front of your eyes. We’re doing fresh created corn and flour tortillas … You can sit there and you can be chatting with the chefs if you want to — variety of like the working experience you would have if you go to a taco shop in Mexico.”

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Becky Purser handles business news, obtaining moved back to Middle Georgia in 2000. She’s also covered criminal offense and courts principally in Houston and Peach counties for The Telegraph. She’s also lined nearby government for The Every day Sunlight when it was a each day newspaper in Warner Robins, for the Kingsport Periods-Information in Tennessee and for the Bristol Herald Courier in Virginia. She’s a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
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