Andiario to Open in West Chester this March
Look forward to fresh, seasonal dishes and an artisanal approach to cooking at this new BYOB.
Anthony Andiario and Maria van Schaijik. Photo courtesy of Andiario.
Get your taste buds ready, because there’s a new restaurant joining downtown West Chester’s culinary scene this March: Andiario. Using fresh ingredients from “a network of dedicated and responsible farmers, craftsmen and purveyors within our community” to craft each dish, Andiario will consist of an evolving menu with a focus on the details and a flare for Italian.
The couple with this vision are co-owners chef Anthony Andiario and Maria van Schaijik. Chef Andiario’s experience in Phoenix, Ariz.’s respectable culinary scene, and then later working alongside James Beard Award-winner Chris Bianco, helped shape his career, but his passion for sustainable food derives from a long stint at a restaurant nestled on a 10-acre farm. There, he developed a true appreciation for the care that goes into raising animals, the skill needed for whole-animal butchery, the hard work it takes to grow fresh produce, and how these traditions ultimately lead to stellar food.
Van Schaijik developed her appreciation for the intrinsic link between a warm welcoming atmosphere and the dining experience while also working in Bianco’s restaurants. For her front-of-the-house vision, she plans to instill a seamless transition between the guests and kitchen, along with an effortlessly hospitable feel.
When it opens, the BYOB will serve dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 5-10 p.m.
106 West Gay St., West Chester, (610) 719-3122.