Combining historic architectural elements with a clean, contemporary look, Verde seats sixty-ﬁve people in the main dining room, including intimate seating for two and communal tables for larger parties. Set in the former Birches restaurant, a previously dark and inward-turning sports bar with multiple dining zones and pockets of unused storage space. Stripping layers of acoustic panels, paint and banquette seating, the new space reveals its heavy timber structure, original masonry walls, hand carved millwork and windows to the street. The design is inspired by the food served – hand-selected local ingredients, familiar textures, and surprising flavour combinations. In addition to preserving the original building elements, new moves with modern light globes, high-sheen tiled walls, reclaimed wood panelling and marble countertops mark a fresh new dining experience reinforced by an ever-changing wine list and dinner menu.
“Marianne Kresevich, along with husband and business partner, Ed Bosco, opened Verde in Canton (Baltimore) a little over a year ago, but only after doing their homework. The couple—he a former commodities trader, she a software consultant who still works on projects for Fortune 500 companies—has set about to create an authentic Neapolitan pie, one that lives up to standards set by the Vera Pizza Napolitana (VPN), an association founded in 1984 to enforce strict guidelines for the real deal.”
Baltimore Style Magazine, November 2013
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