Trentina, the sixth restaurant from James Beard Award winning Chef Jonathon Sawyer and his wife, Amelia Sawyer, provides an intimate & eclectic dining experience with a menu of Northern Italian cuisine and wine. The restaurant pays homage to the foodways of Trentino, Italy, where Amelia and her family originate. Because the Sawyers are guided by the principle of reduced food miles, they utilize local purveyors and Ohio farmers to ensure the utmost quality ingredients, while still incorporating important elements of authentic Italian cuisine. Trentina’s interior creates a lavish, yet relaxed ambiance with glamorous design touches throughout.
Trentina’s menu showcases the distinct cuisine of the Tyrolean region, which draws inspiration from Italy’s neighboring territories such as Germany and France, melded with the commonality of native ingredients in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley. Thus, dishes highlight Midwestern ingredients alongside imported and esoteric Italian products, and are prepared with classic techniques and inventive flavors. In traditional Italian style, the menu features several courses: Primo, Insalata, Crudo, Pasta, and Entrée, as well as an optional twelve-course tasting Menu Bianco. At Trentina, Chef Sawyer takes culinary innovation to new heights with a true Food Lab on-site. Here, he works in tandem with his team to test recipes, cure meats, ferment sauces, grow flavored finishing salts, harvest local plants foraged from the Cuyahoga Valley and manipulate other housemade ingredients like cheese, yogurt, and butter that are produced in Trentina’s larder. Trentina’s revolutionary Food Lab is used for Team Sawyer’s growing list of lauded concepts.