The Wheel is a charming restaurant located at The Village in Stamford, CT. It has a great atmosphere and extremely friendly and attentive staff. The food is absolutely delicious and you will leave with a smile on your face and a full stomach!
Here’s what we had:
- Eggplant Dip- made with Za’atar + Pita
- Crushed Avocado – made with Chermoula + GF corn chips
- Iron Steak with Corn salsa ( cooked to perfection)
- Brick Chicken with broccolini + roasted tomatoes
- Strawberry Shortcake- with all homemade ingredients- Chantilly, Strawberry Jam + Shortcake bread
See our Q+A with Manager Charlie Pavarini below!
What is your favorite food item and drink on the menu?
“Favorite food would be the Korean Short Rib and favorite drink would be Hill Rock Rye Neat.
What do you love most about the staff?
“ I love the camaraderie and how the staff is super close, plus easily coachable. I don’t have to ask them to do things and they have been here since the beginning. The staff truly creates the culture for this restaurant.”
Are you working on anything new for the restaurant?
“Yes, but I can’t share at the moment, stay tuned!”
Does The Wheel have any sister restaurants or businesses?
“Yes, through Apicii which is our hospitality company. They own The Polo Bar in New York City where Beyonce came in to eat last week.”
Who’s the most famous person you’ve seen come into The Wheel?
“I have seen John Starks from the Knicks and Chevy Chase from Saturday Night Live.”
What is your passion outside of work?
“My passion is cooking and writing poetry.”
What made you get into this industry?
“I had my first job as a dishwasher at the Firehouse Deli at the age of 15. I became infatuated with the cooks and how they were building the flavors. To have someone teach me about cooking when I was so young was intoxicating. I realized I only ever wanted to be in and around the kitchen.”
Is there a new menu coming up?
“There is a fall menu coming out in early October. We can’t wait to share it with everyone”.
About the Wheel:
Welcome to The Wheel, serving American cuisine brimming with locally sourced ingredients in an industrial chic, waterfront setting!
Drawing on fresh ingredients from over 40 local farmers, fishermen and purveyors, Chef Ron Rosselli and Pastry Chef Alessandra Altieri Lopez feature the best of what’s in season with an ever-changing menu plus produce grown and harvested on The Wheel’s very own rooftop garden. At the center of the restaurant’s open kitchen lies a hearth oven used to roast meats, fish and vegetables, as well as to bake Neapolitan-style pizzas.
The Wheel’s extensive beverage program was developed by Kyle Tran and features handcrafted, seasonal cocktails mixed with fresh produce, hand-squeezed juices, and house-made tinctures, syrups and infusions. The restaurant also offers top New and Old World wines along with a large selection of locally brewed craft beers. A selection of cocktails and all Cisco Beers are available in The Wheel’s custom Growlers, designed keep up to 6 beverages crisp and carbonated between pours!
Developed, designed and operated by Apicii, The Wheel is the signature restaurant at The Village. The concept is at the center of The Village’s pioneering culinary program, which features culinary spokes that intersect at the hub of The Wheel, Cisco Brewers at The Village, a rooftop garden and sourcing initiative, a tequila bar, and pop-up experiences including a celebrity chef program alongside unparalleled private event spaces.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Wheel!