It appears a lingering question in the game of musical chairs that is Moraga’s restaurant scene may finally be answered as Jeff Assadi prepares the space formerly occupied by Terzetto’s to serve as the new home of La Finestra.
Some here may remember that Assadi was rather cruelly burned out of his old Lafayette location by a devastating fire last year, and that there have been local rumblings he’s been looking for a suitable location to call home ever since. The town, for its part, has made no secret of its hope that an upscale dinner house would make its home here.
For a time the buzz was La Finestra was moving into the Hacienda de las Flores but a deal arranged by the town to draw Assadi into town and into the local landmark fell through. He has been involved in the town’s permit process for the old Terzetto’s location for about two weeks now and sidewalk kibbitzers have noted some preparatory work going on there.
How’s everyone feel about that, eh? Terzettos was a mainstay of the local lunch crowd and has been vacant for some time. Preliminary feedback on Assadi’s interest in the location has been positive thus far.
As for when the old Jack In The Box reopens and in what incarnation, fans of that local and still vacant eatery will have to wait a while longer to find out, it seems.