According to Skip Lane — who brokered the deal for Cushman & Wakefield — Mario Batali’s new Charles Street restaurant will be called: Tarry Lodge Enoteca & Pizzeria.
When “06880” broke this story on Monday, we suggested a Saugatuck-themed name. Well, at least the famed restaurateur/chef tips his toque to the area’s Italian heritage with the 2nd half of the new name.
“Enoteca” is Italian (from Greek). According to Wikipedia, “it literally means ‘wine repository’ … but is used to describe a special type of local or regional wine shop that originated in Italy.”
Urban Dictionary‘s definition is spicier: “like a wine cellar; a place where you drink wine, get drunk, and get sweet hookups.”
Everyone knows what a pizzeria is — and Westport’s got pizzerias a-plenty — but what about “Tarry Lodge”?
Batali’s already got a trattoria and market by that name in Port Chester. According to his website, a lodge is “a meeting or dwelling place” that “fosters gathering and community.”
As for “tarry,” it means to “stay for a time, especially longer than intended.” Another definition is “to delay or be tardy in going or coming.”
Ah! Given the new restaurant’s location just a few steps from the railroad station, it all makes sense now.