Rose Mediterranean Restaurant Closes
Popular Caldwell eatery went out of business this week.
One of the Caldwells' most popular eateries, Rose Mediterranean Restaurant, closed its doors this week.
A message posted on Rose's Facebook page Friday morning says, "It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Rose closed on Thursday. We want to thank all our guests for your friendship and loyalty. We will miss you all very much!"
Chef/Owner Joe Albergo opened Rose in late 2010, offering dishes that showcased his multiple influences including the cooking of his Neopolitan grandmother, Rose, who taught him to cook as a boy.
The New York Times gave the restaurant a "Worth It" rating in May, along with a glowing review in the N.Y./Region section.
Pastry Chef Katy Sheehan's chocolate lava cake and blueberry cobbler were praised by the reviewer.
On Friday morning, there was nothing posted in the Bloomfield Avenue restaurant's window indicating that it has closed. But a sticker from Open Table recognized the restaurant as a Winner of 2012 Diners' Choice awards.
Are you surprised? Saddened? Or maybe you always meant to try it but never had a chance. Tell us in the comments.