Sadly for its fans, Bresca closed May 11,
2013. Chef/owner Krista Kern Desjarlais has launched Bresca and
the Honey Bee in New
Bresca has been one of my favorite restaurants in
Portland ever since they opened in 2007. I like everything on the
menu but some of my favorites are the shaved brussels sprouts and
the tuscan black kale. For dessert I highly recommend that
you have the buttermilk panna cotta; it easily makes my short list
of the Best Things to Eat in Portland.
The Boston Globe
dubbed it a "Tiny Treasure of a
Restaurant", and Conde Nast Traveler
listed Bresca as one of the hottest restaurants in their 2008
global survey of up and coming eateries.
Chef Krista Kern Desjarlais was a James Beard
Foundation nominee for Best Chef: Northeast in 2010.
In 2013, Bresca started serving lunch.
The lunch menu marks new territory while still holding to the
same high standards of the dinner fare.
111 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101