Trailblazing empire builder and meat master chef Adolfo Garcia has been pretty mum on his highly-anticipated upcoming Central City restaurant, but he's finally spilled the beans to Todd Price about the name and concept. The restaurant will be called Primitivo and will center around a fire pit and meat:
A custom-built oven... at the center of an open kitchen, will be used as a grill. But it also has compartments for roasting and even cold smoking. Rather than draw on a specific cuisine, the menu at Primitivo will be built around what the oven's open fire can produce.
Garcia says he wants to use this restaurant 'to get back to the basics' and turn out food that chefs want to eat, but this also sounds like it could be a Paleo and Asado lovers dream. The Primitivo team includes a Mano alum/chef Nick Martin in the kitchen, and La Boca's Jared Ralls and Ron Copeland on board as partners in the venture, slated to open after Lent in a 3,000 square foot space at 1800 O.C. Haley Blvd.