The crew of Humble Pie are back! Frontman Josh Norwitt, along with his chef-fiancee Miriam Donaldson have been named as opening staff for a new Santa Rosa restaurant, Blue Label at the Belvedere. The restaurant will officially open December 29, 2010.

It’s a speedy return for the new parents (along with their brother-in-law Dan), who closed their own restaurant in late October.  On the heels of the closure, Josh was hired to help re-open the restaurant in the historic Victorian in downtown Santa Rosa.

Miriam and Dan will head the kitchen, focusing on Sonoma County “Farm Food”. The Belvedere’s previous restaurant struggled in recent months and shuttered in November. The Belvedere is also the home of longtime bar, Gary’s at the Belvedere, which occupies the downstairs.

“Once again we find ourselves in a funky old building (the Belvedere) atatched to a funky bar (Gary’s at the Belvedere)! It isn’t the Humble Pie, but the dining room is a little bigger (there is even a FIREPLACE!!!) and the kitchen is a little badder (we have a box roaster/smoker that will hold a whole suckling pig!!!), so come on by and check us out,” says Norwitt.

Blue Label will be open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10pm, beginning on the 29th. A Grand Opening is slated for New Year’s Eve and will include:

  • Slow Roasted Whole Suckling Pig, Apple in mouth and all….
  • Grilled Rosemary Quail
  • Many Delicious Sides and Tasty Bites Galore
  • Devine Chocolate Truffles for Dessert
  • A Glass of Sparkling for the Midnight Hurrah

$50 per person, (707) 542-8705 for Recommended Reservations. Full bar available.

Blue Label at the Belvedere, 727 Mendocino Ave., 542-8705.