Formento's Continues Revamp, Names Cristiana DeLucca as First-Ever Bar Director

Jun 16, 2016 868

A trifecta of talent completes what could be called a total transformation at Formento's. The red-sauce Italian spot recently welcomed new executive chef Stephen Wambach, followed by wine director Jen Schmitt. Now, B. Hospitality Co. (The Bristol, Balena) has named Cristiana DeLucca as Formento's first-ever bar director.

DeLucca comes to Formento's after creating the opening cocktail menu at Gold Coast steakhouse behemoth Maple & Ash. Previously, she could be found behind the stick at since-shuttered Drawing Room. Her latest move allows her to tap her Italian roots for a cocktail menu that mirrors an Italian feast. "It bookends the wine program with a before dinner section, after dinner section, and then classic cocktails," DeLucca says.

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