With the season’s rains arriving in the last few days, the 'regulars' are missing lingering lunches and quiet sunset dinners in the seclusion of patio area.
Luckily Piatti, the most recent local business leader to join the Danville Area Sustainable Business program, completed a masterful remodel during the summer that brings al fresco warmth inside.
The remodel was completed within five weeks by local green builder and Danville Area Sustainable Business, Gayler Construction. Darlene Gayler says they ran two crews, seven days a week to meet the deadline to reopen.
A long envisioned change for the bar area makes it a focal point for the restaurant welcoming guests with more seating. You might notice some new art, cabinetry or upholstery.
The major work was upgrading the kitchen efficiency and lighting to maximize the space and save energy. This complements sustainable practices throughout the restaurant.
John Perkins, General Manager since 1995 says, “Becoming a Danville Area Sustainable Business was easy for Piatti’s as we already recycle glass, use paper products with recycled content and compost food, which is a major source of waste for any restaurant.”
If by chance you don’t manage to finish a meal at Piatti, John and his staff are happy to wrap it for you. What you will not go home with is a Styrofoam package or a plastic bag — both items avoided by the restaurant in an effort to minimize waste in our environment.
Want to learn more about the impact of single-use plastics, like plastic bags, on our community and the environment?
You are invited to a special film screening of the award-winning documentary, "Bag It." The film asks the question, "Is your life too plastic?" It takes a look at how plastics impact our waterways, oceans and bodies.
The screening is Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at the San Ramon Valley High School Performing Arts Center at 501 Danville Blvd. Pre-show activities begin at 6 p.m.
A suggested $5 donation benefits the San Ramon Valley High School Environmental Club (E2) Collegiate Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded for a second year in June 2012 to a graduating SRVHS student who has demonstrated their commitment to the environment through action in our community.
For more information about the "Bag It" film evening and the Danville Area Sustainable Business program, please visit Sustainable Danville Area.