Vivo Trattoria and Wine Bar will become George Martin Group’s second restaurant in the Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover Maryland and seventh in his hospitality group’s restaurants. Martin’s Grillfire Restaurant, an upscale American Grill, has been opened in the hotel since 2011.
Vivo Trattoria and Wine Bar is already going strong before the doors open with 600 fans on Facebook who have been following the evolution of the restaurant coming to fruition. Initially the casual Tuscan themed Italian restaurant will be open for dinner daily and beginning in January weekdays for lunch. Come the warmer months al fresco dining will be available for up to 60 guests.
The Vivo Trattoria and Wine Bar will feature antipasti homemade pastas, artisanal pizzas and traditional fish and meat entrees. A few items, sure to be diner favorites are: the Crab Imperial pizza with marscapone cheese, lemon panko, slivered jalapenos, drizzled with red pepper aioli; Mafaldine Bolognaise, a wide, flat noodle with curly edges in a sauce of sweet sausage, braised short rib and warm ricotta; or Charlie’s Chicken, brick oven-fired, on the bone with balsamic, red wine and San Marzano plum tomatoes
“It is appropriate that we open during this festive holiday season as Vivo mean “alive” in Italian.” exclaims Corporate Execute Chef Frank Greco. “At Vivo, our goal is to provide a lively place for guests to gather and share great food, wine and company.”
The executive chef at Vivo Trattoria will be James Baldwin, who has been the executive chef at George Martin’s Grillfire Restaurant and Kona Grill in Baltimore
While the space is grand with an Old World scale it also reflects the town piazzas and eating halls used as community gathering places. The furnishings are basic and modest, offering a level of casual comfort and a warm atmosphere. The marriage of the two, grand and simple, creates a stage for the presentation of fabulous food as well as a casual gathering place for all occasions.
Hanover, Maryland is an up and coming area featuring many new homes and condominiums, the Arundel Mills Mall and the ever burgeoning Maryland Live Casino.
Vivo Trattoria and Wine Bar
The Hotel at Arundel Preserve
7793 B Arundel Mills Blvd.
Hanover, MD 21076
Phone 410 799-7440
Complimentary parking in the garage
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