Verdigris’ Johnny Nunn Unveils Plans for Corzetti, His Upcoming Italian Eatery

Mar 06, 2018 377

BY: Chad Walsh

A little over three years ago, chef Johnny Nunn and his wife Kristina opened Verdigris, a cozy little French-inspired restaurant nestled right next door to the Cajun-inspired Acadia on NE Fremont. But now Nunn is zeroing in on a new concept—Corzetti—and, as you can probably tell by the name, it’s focusing on a new cuisine as well: Italian, specifically hand-made pastas that will tease out flavors from Italy’s many regions, along with some Italian-American dishes as well.

Nunn, who ran the kitchens at Brasserie Montmartre and RingSide Fish House before branching out on his own with Verdigris, says that Corzetti, which is taking over the old Muscadine space at 1465 NE Prescott, is currently in the design phase. When it opens, it will offer affordable Italian and Italian-American dishes in a town where pastas are presently tiptoeing up to the $30 price range. Nunn says most salads and starters will cost less than $10, while most mains will cost less than $20.

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