Twist, a bistro/diner is slated to open in early July in the former Aioli Deli location. In the kitchen is Chef Jeff Young, who locals may know from his years as culinary director/chef at Alexander Valley Vineyards and prior to that, Chateau Souverain and Tre Scalini in Healdsburg. AVV’s Toni Echols will partner in the venture.
“We’ve been working on this since May 1,” said Young. The interior has been gutted to include an L-shaped counter with room for about 12 inside in addition to patio seating. The restaurant will serve breakfast and Sunday brunch to start, adding lunch service with upscale sandwiches like a “fried calamari roll” inspired by the lobster roll, entree salads, homemade pasta and other dishes inspired by Young’s interest in locally-sourced world cuisine.
“We’re changing from an upscale deli to an ‘eatery’,” Young said.
Recently, it was announced that Canneti would take over the former Mosaic restaurant this fall.