Chef Kerry Altiero
In 1993, Chef/Owner Kerry Altiero decided to open up a restaurant that is fueled by his passion for great food, multi-culture cuisines, his Italian heritage and Rockland, Maine. He and his family renovated the historic Owl Benevolent and Fraternal Club (an interesting story for another time) located at 15 Oak Street in the heart of downtown Rockland. The result is an edgy and intimate multi-cultural cuisine restaurant that has become habitual for residents and visitors alike. Chef Altiero oversees a large, seasonal and culturally diverse menu featuring fresh local ingredients, house-made pastas, and signature focaccia bread that is made daily in Café Miranda’s wood fired oven. At Café Miranda you won’t have to settle for the mundane – dinners range from simple, fresh fare to adventurous dishes that delivers the punch and unexpected potential of each ingredient. Chef Altiero was named the 2015 Down east Magazine Maine Chef of the Year, isa recent winner of the Maine Lobster Council Lobster Chef of the Year and Harvest on the Harbor Top of the Crop – Best Farm To Table Restaurant. Chef Kerry is the author of the cookbook Adventures in Comfort Food. Additionally, Chef Kerry is the co-host of NOSH a VSTV food and cooking show.