Ristorante Giorgia is set to open in Rumson within the first two weeks of June in the space last occupied by The Barn. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Bacon’s out. Pancetta’s in.
A little more than a year after ex-Wall Streeter Carl LaGrassa opened The Barn doors on Avenue of Two Rivers in Rumson, he’s handed the keys to the hangar over to a local chef with international specialties.
Francesco Panucci, a native of Italy who lives in Long Branch, is in the middle of overhauling the bantam eatery into an authentic Italian restaurant, Ristorante Giorgia.