The owners of DZ Restaurants, David and Roslyn Zecchini, have announced June 12th as the Grand Opening date for their fourth restaurant, Boca Bistro; a Spanish Bistro & Tapas Bar.
Boca Bistro joins the family of DZ Restaurants which includes Chianti Il Ristorante and Forno Bistro in Saratoga Springs and Pasta Pane in Clifton Park.
The Grand Opening on Tuesday June 12th begins at 5pm and will be open to the public. The evening will feature numerous menu selections from Boca Bistro’s diverse menu of authentic Spanish cuisine and tapas, $2 beer, wine & sangria, and a cash bar.
“My guests are my biggest asset. My team is my biggest strength. Never forgetting where it all started is my biggest success. And to the city of Saratoga Springs I extend my biggest and heartfelt thanks.” said David Zecchini, owner of DZ Restaurants
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Resource Center. The community health center will provide primary care, mental health, dental and some specialty services to uninsured and underinsured people.
“People believe there is no need in Saratoga, they only see the rich side, but our research indicates there are 24,000 people in Saratoga County with no medical insurance.” said Terry Lee, Executive Director of the Saratoga Hospital Foundation. “We are honored to be the recipient of Boca Bistro’s opening day proceeds and that we were selected based on the merits of the project.”
Located in Saratoga Springs Boca Bistro blends vintage Spanish elements with a distinctive contemporary spirit unique to every DZ Restaurant. Through a mosaic of earthen and distressed textures, stylistic accents and a touch of Mediterranean influence Boca Bistro embodies the charismatic essence of an authentic old-world restaurant.
Construction of Boca Bistro began in March of this year at 384 Broadway; a building awash with over 150 years of Saratoga’s rich culture and history. The structural design, architecture, and brickwork of the building evokes Spanish colonial architectural underpinnings which the Zecchinis insisted on preserving during the construction process.
Bricks from the interior walls, for example, were used to recreate the street-level facing of the building while ornately pressed tin panels discovered under the drywall were painted to give the effect of an aged patina and now adorn the ceilings throughout the dining room.
Boca Bistro seats 90 guests and offers an intimate street-level sidewalk patio along with private and semi-private event space. Boca Bistro’s centerpiece is a 20-seat bar serving Spanish-inspired tapas. Boca Bistro is open 7 days a week for dinner at 5pm and also features Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm daily.