Celebrated Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa Set To Open Sonata Bistro and High Note Café at Symphony Towers on June 9

May 19, 2014

Acclaimed restaurateur and chef, Giuseppe Ciuffa, of Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering, is set to open Sonata Bistro and High Note Café at Symphony Towers in downtown San Diego on June 9, 2014. The newest additions to his growing collection of restaurants, including the highly anticipated Bottega Americano in which he is a partner, Sonata Bistro and High Note Café will offer a fresh and creative selection of dishes sourced from local ingredients for breakfast and lunch.

Founded in 2001, the award-winning Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering was created with the belief that fresh ingredients should speak for themselves. Giuseppe Ciuffa illustrates his culinary talent and culture through his collection of restaurants and food services which include Museum Café at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Caroline’s Seaside Café at the Scripps Forum; Giuseppe’s Pronto Corporate Service, Giuseppe’s Home Entertainment and Giuseppe’s Bar Services.

“Downtown diners are hungry for more trend-forward eateries,” said Giuseppe Ciuffa. “When the spaces became available at Symphony Towers it was music to my ears. I love to locate my restaurants within centers of entertainment and culture.” An avid art and music lover, Giuseppe believes that every dining experience should be a cultural one, and the menus at Sonata Bistro and High Note Cafe will celebrate his appreciation for the culinary arts as well.

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A native of Italy, Giuseppe was inspired to pursue his culinary career by growing up in the family business: selling wine, olive oil and cultivating organic gardens. After working his way up through the local dining scene, he started Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering, which delivers chic and creative dining and catering experiences to San Diego’s glitterati at private events and culturally centered venues including: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Scripps Seaside Forum and the San Diego Museum of Art. At Sonata Bistro and High Note Café, Giuseppe’s will showcase his signature style of innovative dishes that celebrate the pure taste of fresh ingredients and blend modern techniques and presentation.

At Sonata Bistro, guests will be treated to American fare with an international twist for breakfast and lunch. Following Giuseppe’s successful restaurant model, the restaurant will offer counter service and food will be delivered to guests tableside. Breakfast options include healthful scrambles, slow cooked oatmeal and breakfast parfaits with house-made granola and a selection of traditional breakfast favorites. Signature lunch items include Urban Tacos, Rotisserie Chicken and Wok’d Entrée Bowls as well as from-scratch soups, fresh tossed salads and classic sandwiches and wraps.

High Note Café will be the chic, yet casual, coffee shop will be located on the 12th floor of Symphony Towers and boasts views of downtown San Diego. Offerings will include “farm to cup” coffee and espresso drinks from Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, fresh baked pastries from Bread & Cie and other convenient and delicious to-go items.

With contemporary Italian elements weaved in throughout the concept, Sonata Bistro and High Note Café pay tribute to Giuseppe’s love of modern design, a common theme in his restaurants. Designed by renowned Gensler Architects, the restaurant and coffee shop will feature bright interiors and a vibrant color palette of green, white and grey complemented by glass and stainless steel accents.

Sonata Bistro and High Note Café will be open Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm. Sonata Bistro is located on the first floor of Symphony Towers at 750 B Street. High Note Café is located on the 12th floor of Symphony Towers. For details, visit www.giuseppecatering.com or connect on Facebook.
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