Spataro Restaurant & Bar at 1415 L St. in Sacramento will shut down after close of business on Saturday and reopen as two restyled venues in mid-April.
Kurt Spataro, executive chef and partner with the locally based Paragary Restaurant Group, said the 8,000-square-foot, eight-year-old restaurant bearing his name is scheduled to reopen April 15 as the 6,000-square-foot Hock Farm Craft & Provisions.
The current Spataro bar area will open as a casual-but-elegant gathering spot called Vanguard.
The Hock Farm concept is based on the Sutter Hock Farm settlement established in 1841 by John Augustus Sutter.
Hock Farm Craft & Provisions will periodically feature products of local farm operations. That theme has become increasingly popular among restaurants in numerous U.S. metro markets and dovetails with the city of Sacramento's recent push to become a "farm-to-fork" capital.
Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.