The popular Atlantic Highlands restaurant has a new Sea Bright home, logo and menu
It’s time for a taste of Tuscany by the sea. Ama Ristorante at Driftwood, Sea Bright, is opening its Ocean Avenue doors at 5 p.m. this evening, starting a tradition of serving fine Italian cuisine in a new oceanfront setting at the cabana club. Ama, which means love in Latin, is a also a small town in Tuscany — apt reflections of the restaurant’s regional motif and the chef Pat Trama’s passion for the Tuscan food and wines. For the new location, Trama — who has collaborated on the venture with the Driftwood owners and longtime local builders, the Stavola family — has carefully chosen a wine list to perfectly complement the menu. Calling the list an “an exciting addition to our dining experience,” said Trama, “we tried over 500 wines for …
The popular Italian restaurant closed its doors in Atlantic Highlands and will reopen at the Sea Bright beach club.
Friday, June 22, 2012
When AMA Ristorante Tuscana reopens in Sea Bright later this summer, the restaurant will have a new name and an ocean view. The restaurant, formerly a tiny tucked-away treasure in Atlantic Highlands featuring authentic Tuscan fare, will move to the Driftwood Cabana Club in late summer. A slight name change will reflect the move. The restaurant will be known as AMA at the Driftwood, but will continue to feature dishes from its popular menu prepared by Chef Pat Trama, who worked under renowned restaurateurs David Burke, of Rumson's Fromagerie, Charlie Palmer, of Brooklyn's River Cafe, and Drew Nieporent, of Nobu fame. Chef Trama is a native New Yorker and grew up in family of restaurateurs. He began his professional culinary career at the …