Chef Damian Sansonetti, who left Manhattan's Bar Boulud last fall for the way life should be in Maine, is working with three partners on an unnamed cafe and catering business at 5 Dana St., according to Portland Food Map. The location is the former Big Mama's Diner (pictured above in 2007).
Just a stones throw from both Commercial and Wharf Streets they would seem to be well positioned to tap into late night weekend Wharf Street crowd as well as serve hungry tourists in the Summer. The menu is still under development but will be sandwich-centric with some interesting twists.The partners hope to have the cafe open by February.
[Photo: Virtual Tourist]