Bella Notte at u. S. A. Club a ‘restaurant on the brink’

The eating place at the Brattleboro Country Club is being leased with the aid of the family that runs Terrazza Restaurant on the Country Club of Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Bella Notte opened April 20 and gives northern Italian cuisine with pub fare.

“When the brand new [golf] pro came to the Brattleboro Country Club, I bet he referred to to the proprietors that he may also understand a few those who would be terrific for the place,” stated Abaz Cecunjanin, proprietor of Terrazza and assistant to the proprietor of Bella Notte, his brother Erdin Cecunjanin. “So he gave me a call, I got here up and noticed the eating place with my brother, and we decided to take it.”

Abaz said Erdin was the chef at Bella Notte in Bernardston, Massachusetts and moved again to Connecticut but decided to “rejoin the forces of the family and open any other restaurant.”

An assertion that Bella Notte in Bernardston could near changed into made returned in December 2012.

In addition to the Italian food the family’s restaurants are acknowledged for, Bella Notte will have a gaggle of sandwiches, wraps, and salads, as well as a list of cocktail specials, switched out each other week.

“So I name it a restaurant on the brink — among nice dining and pub food,” Abaz stated. “We’re doing an extraordinary task down in Greenfield managing both at the identical time.”

Members and guests “are glad and we are satisfied,” he stated. “So far here, the reaction has been brilliant and we look ahead” to the future.

Abaz said he has been giggling over the previous few days as he thinks approximately the brand new area.

“Nice Italian food in a New England domestic — it surely fits fantastic,” he said. “It makes me feel like I’m at home inside and having dinner, mainly while you serve gourmand meals as we do. People are without a doubt satisfied.”

The eating place is getting “a lot of calls” to e-book weddings and other events right now stated Abaz.

“During the season it is always an awesome idea to test and ensure we’ve got openings for dinner because we may have a wedding taking place, where we should close the ability,” he stated.

The first wedding ceremony of the season is scheduled for June 1.

Abaz stated he enjoys the scenery and has noticed how many Brattleboro region citizens have been going to the Greenfield restaurant. He informed his brother they could combat over clients.

Abaz and Erdin are from the small us of an of Montenegro, the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Abaz moved to the US in 1998. Erdin got here in 1986.

Lunch hours on the Brattleboro eating place is 11 a.M. To a few:30 p.M. Seven days a week. Dinner is four to 9:30 p.M. Except for Sundays whilst the restaurant closes at eight:30 p.M.

“In a few months, we’re going to start with everyday lunch and evening specials,” Abaz said. “I realize that Brattleboro has loads to provide and that we will try to be part of that.”

Abaz stated he does not play golf because he does now not have the time, counting 45 days of working in a row at the time of the interview.

“It’s loopy,” he stated.

In March, Brattleboro Country Club owner Melanie Boese instructed the Select Board she turned into “actively looking” for a lessee for the restaurant. She said it has been hard to marketplace the restaurant as a yr-round established order and no longer as lucrative as she had hoped.

“I feel like I am a steward for something this is been a completely vital part of this community for plenty longer than I have and optimistically might be right here for a lot longer than me,” she instructed the board. “So surely our consciousness is to build that commercial enterprise and make it healthful so it’ll be around when I retire.”

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