Chef Amaury Rosado, owner of Chef Amaury's Epicurean Affair, is readying to open his newest creation, 33 West Trattoria, at 33 West New York St. in downtown Aurora, in April, 2010.
It will serve both lunch and dinner and will be open daily. There is a full bar with 20 seats and outdoor seating during the warm weather months will provide approximately 16 more seats with a view of the Fox River.
Trattoria West, a white tablecloth restaurant with an entree average of $14-15 for dinner, will be downtown Aurora's first regional Italian restaurant so Rosado is planning on being busy.
33 West will highlight Italian wines but will also serve American and domestic wines as well. "I am very excited about this new restaurant," says Rosado. "We are in a newly developed area and other new restaurants are opening right here on New York Street as well, so we will have some fun neighbors and we all serve different cuisine."
Rosado is known for his attention to detail, working with small, local farmers and sourcing only the freshest, most sustainable ingredients for Chef Amaury's, which, he is proud to say is 80 percent organic.
Rosado is also proud to be opening a new restaurant in Aurora, as his roots are firmly planted there. He and his family live in Aurora and Rosado has worked hard with DuPage County PADS organization on the issue of Homelessness.
His restaurant was recently honored with the "People's Choice Award" at PADS's annual Taste of Hope benefit to end homelessness.
None of this is surprising to people who knew Rosado, a native of Chicago's Humboldt Park, during his days as a social worker or as a person who served in the United States military prior to that.
With a deep interest in food and the culinary arts, Rosado attended CHIC and later opened Chef Amaury's Epicurean Affair, which is celebrating its 8th year.
33 West Trattoria
33 West New York Street
Aurora, IL 60506