Panzanella Salad

You know this downtown Italian bistro is part of George Formaro and team’s Orchestrate Hospitality group. But did you know Centro has had a new executive chef running the show since February? Troy Deaton isn’t new to the Formaro team, however. He’s worked his way up in the kitchens at Django, Gateway Market and Malo, all great experience, but Centro is a natural fit, Deaton says: “Before my time at Orchestrate, the majority of my career was based in Italian cuisine. My love for Italian food has always remained.”

Deaton promises that Centro’s 2021 Restaurant Week menu will showcase “a new side of Centro, especially for those curious about vegan cuisine.” Look forward to bold flavor profiles with a modern twist, such as panzanella salad (pictured) with Za’atar (an earthy North African spice blend), and South Union bakery focacia; and cauliflower risotto with mushrooms, pesto and cashew cream sauce.

–Karla Walsh

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