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NY/NJ Focus | COCOZZA GROUP

Group strives to treat people with respect
and create a close environment where
issues are minimized.
"My background in engineering has
helped me become a better problem-solver
in this world," Cocozza says. "I try to work
with people who are like-minded thinkers
and problem-solvers and try to create this
family environment where we're all working together as a team."

Fine Dining
Cocozza Group's project sweet spot is to
have two to four projects running at once,
all in different development stages. One of
the projects the company is about to hand
over to the client is one of its largest to date:
a high-end restaurant called Italienne that
features the wine, cuisine and spirits of
northern Italy and southern France. Italienne will meld Italian heart and soul with

» The high-end restaurant Italienne was one of Cocozza Group's largest projects to date.

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French elegance and refinement, as well as
offering impeccable service in the ambiance
of small European osterias and bistros.
Chef and client Jared Sippel spent more
than a year developing the menus, taking
research trips to Europe and assembling
an all-star team for Italienne's opening in
early July, with the private dining opening
in the fall. "It's a really unique project for us
because not only is it a large restaurant but
the finishes were high end, and we got to
work with a lot of great subcontractors and
vendors," Cocozza says.
The company worked with more than
20 different subcontractors and vendors
providing a variety of finishing touches
including decorative steel, antique mirrors,
leather banquette seating and the restaurant's logo etched in limestone.
"It captured everything we're capable of
doing as a team," he adds. "We got to work
with a lot of great people from the chef/
client to the high-end designer, Tree House
Design, who designed the interiors, the
mechanical engineer for the systems and
the owner's representative Branded Concept
Development. I'm really proud of this job
and the team we got to work with."
The front area of Italienne is a bar/café
combination with a shared menu. In this
taverna, guests can enjoy an extensive
wine selection, imported beers, ciders and
cocktails, as well as a cheese and charcuterie
program and small plates centered around a
grill and wood smoker.
Cocozza Group installed a carrara marble
bar with antique distressed oak wood
finishes on the bar, ceilings and wall. The
back of the restaurant is tailored to sit-down
dining and includes a different menu. The
décor centers around a country-French
aesthetic influenced by Art Nouveau.
"We created these full-window settings
with high-end antique mirrors," Cocozza
notes. "Instead of a window, it's a mirror
with decorative trim."
Cocozza Group built a large kitchen
with a 30-foot long custom hood over the
cooking equipment to ventilate the cooking
equipment. This is one of the unique
challenges the company encountered and a
trend in New York City restaurant construction. The restaurant is housed in a 12-story


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