Blu Ris­torante

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AD­DRESS 17A Yorkville Av­enue

YEARS IN BUSI­NESS 6 years

OWNER Alfredo Ro­driguez

Alfredo Ro­driguez has been in the restau­rant busi­ness since he was 13. Food, wine & en­ter­tain­ing are sec­ond na­ture. Start­ing in Mex­ico, he has worked in sev­eral restaurants in­clud­ing Spain & Canada. At the age of 17, Alfredo knew his dream was to open up his own es­tab­lish­ment. 14 years later, his dream came to life with BLU Ris­torante. Ital­ian in­spired with a mod­ern twist, BLU’s menu is care­fully selected by Alfredo, his chef and team. To­gether, they have been able to acheive an up­scale Ital­ian Kitchen that is to be rooted in tra­di­tion but still very rep­re­sen­ta­tive of what mod­ern Ital­ian din­ing is now. Along with the core menu items like Tuna Tarta, Veal Sal­tim­boca and Ri­ga­toni Bolog­nese, new dishes are in­tro­duced sea­son­ally to bring a fresh pal­ette to their sea­soned cus­tomers as well as the new. Go­ing into their 6th year, Blu’s dé­cor is mod­ern, el­e­gant & ro­man­tic. It is rem­i­nis­cent of be­ing in a Euro­pean Cas­tle. Alfredo’s key to suc­cess is his abil­ity to gen­uinely care for his cus­tomer, treat­ing them as he would treat his close friends & fam­ily when host­ing a din­ner at home. “Al­though I don’t work with fam­ily, my col­leagues & cus­tomers have be­come like fam­ily, be­cause we all share the same pas­sion for food & wine,” he says.

Alfredo Ro­driguez

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