It was only natural that daughter, Carmen, (having spent some time modeling, then chef school and working at the awesome Quince Restaurant in San Francisco) met a guy -fellow chef, Eric, and they returned to Nick's to take the icon restaurant to the next level.
Much press has been written about this dynamic chef duo. Along with Nick's Italian Cafe, they went 'whole hog" and opened a salumi shop Fino in Fondo.
Fast forward to the newly revamped hotel in Long Beach. The Adrift Hotel and Spa is a project by a local hard working couple, Tiffany and Brady. They own the adjacent boutique hotel Inn at Discovery Coast and with their keen eye - brought some verve to our little beach community.
Notice those signs? scapece + aperitivo. It is the new restaurant/bar on the top floor. Carmen and Eric have brought Coastal Italian Cuisine, Wood-fired Pizzas and Signature Cocktails to the beach!
We stopped in for a quick cocktail, appetizers and an incredible sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Here are my instagram photos. We are looking forward to returning - watch for updates!