After many years of taste bud deprivation by Portabella’s fans, Michael Field, operator of the former Portabella’s Pantry in downtown Alpharetta, is opening a new restaurant in the Roswell Mill area.
For the past two years, Field has been searching for the right location to open another boutique restaurant catering to his gourmet touch in bakery, sandwich, and soup cuisines.
His new restaurant will be called Wildflour, and is at 555 South Atlanta St., in the Founder’s Square Shopping Center in Roswell. He plans to open Oct. 1st. You can expect similar taste with an upscale décor of crisp and refreshing colors; and of course, Mr. Field’s usual friendly smile to greet you at the door.
Field describes the restaurant’s name as denoting “where flavor blooms.”
“The name fits my personality,” he said. “My goal is to make my customers’ hour of lunch refreshing so they can return to the work place with a great attitude.”
Wildflour will offer the bakery items of Field’s past success, but with some possible new twists. He has been experimenting with pulled sugar designs. The process involves heating sugar to a high temperature and then creating artful designs to adorn his bakery creations. He plans to integrate this artwork into some of his bakery items to create some winning concepts.
Open for lunch at the beginning, and later for breakfast, Field also envisions doing dinner if his customers demand it. And judging by his last location, his customers will demand it quite often.