Harpstedt – “Harpstedter Krug”, “Unter den Linden”, “Lo Scolio”, “Da Vinci”, “Lica”: in II. The restaurant on Kirchstraße in Harpstedt has changed owners and names several times over the past three decades. It has recently been vacant for a long time. Salvatore Onofaro (61), former chef of the Wildashäuser Rathskeller, will soon be serving Italian specialties there – from antipasti to pasta, meat and fish dishes. Pizza, on the other hand, won’t be on the menu.
“A.Modo.Mio” is the name of the restaurant in Harpstadt, where the new tenant works together with his partner. Credit Duong Thi Phuong (51), former operator of Asia Imbis Lee in Westerter in Wildeshausen. But Onofaro’s desired Dec. 1 opening date is not set in stone. The “starting bullet” may be delayed a bit.
The tenants have completely renovated the kitchen. Otherwise, the interior is the same for now. The lease is already completed. Trained chef Salvatore Onofaro will be at his own stove. It means “A modo mio”. “my way”. The operator’s declared goal is to cook like “la mamma” – with love.
We deliberately keep the menu at ‘A.Modo.Mio’ minimal and cook fresh products. Every week there will be new tips for our guests.
Onofaro and his partner discovered the property, for which Lutz Detring from Beckelen was looking for a prospective tenant. Owners and tenants agreed. Detring even dreamed of an Italian restaurant. If needed, the restaurant owners can rent out the “Marktkieker” hall and the roof for events.
He also cooked in France.
The menu at “A.Modo.Mio” is deliberately kept small and we cook fresh products. Every week there will be new recommendations for our guests,” said Salvatore Onofaro. Like his partner, he lived in Germany for a long time (the couple lives in Wildeshausen). The 61-year-old grew up in the Sicilian town of Capo d’Orlando, which today has a population of just over 13,000. In his professional career, he has cooked in France and Thailand, among other places. “We bring years of gastronomic experience to Harpsted,” said Duong Thi Pung of Loan in Service.
Stomach ulcers at the right time
In the opinion of many Flecken citizens and the Harpstedt municipality, the new restaurant comes at the right time, especially since the local gastronomy has declined significantly in recent years due to Corona and other reasons, Michael Grohe’s à la carte restaurant “Zur Wasserburg” has been left “Rogge Dünsen” will remain closed for a while, although a new concept with more hotel beds and a restaurant – side by side with help (as reported). After the sale, the “Landaus Dunsen” remained a typical restaurant with a hall and an in-house kitchen. In “Hackfeld’s Dorfkrug” Gunda and Dieter Winkler said goodbye to the à la carte business years ago; They have now completely stopped their own business in Kleine Epenner. Beneking, the traditional inn in Bekelen, is no longer managed.
And after the closing of the “Lika” restaurant in Harpstadter’s property in II. Nothing happened in Kirchester for a long time. Rumors persist that a new opening is on the way. Now they are real.