Jianna aims to be one of the most highly anticipated openings of 2017. Jianna is a modern Italian kitchen that will feature modern Italian cuisine and freshly shucked oysters. The restaurant will have an open kitchen, massive bar and pasta making area to allow the team to make fresh pasta daily.
Jianna will open in the next two weeks as part of the Table 301 Restaurant Group in Greenville, South Carolina.
Executive Chef Michael Kramer has a track record for opening the Best New Restaurants in America. Under his leadership, McCrady's in Charleston won the coveted title in 1999 from Esquire. A decade later he received the same nod for Voice in Houston from both Esquire and Travel & Leisure in 2009.
A California native, Chef Michael Kramer has worked in kitchens from Coast to Coast. He started his career at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Los Angeles and then to the famed Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas.
In April 2013, Chef Kramer moved to Greenville, SC to take a position with Table 301 Restaurant Group Executive Chef of Culinary Operations for the restaurant group. He soon added Executive Chef at The Lazy Goat to his daily responsibilities, a position he held until July 2015.
In addition to his years of experience in the kitchen, Chef Kramer is no stranger to the festival scene. Over the last few years he has been invited to participate in Taste of Derby, Gourmet & Grapes, Cincinnati Food & Wine Classic, Charleston Wine + Food, Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend, Memphis Food & Wine and Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
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