Adria Tennor Blotta
....started in the restaurant business 24 years ago serving root beer floats at A&W and running the drive-thru at McDonald’s in the suburbs of Baltimore. Then she found herself in NYC, taking reservations, then coats, then cocktail and finally dinner orders at The River Cafe under the Brooklyn Bridge. After stays at other New York stand-bys, life brought her to Los Angeles where she worked at first for Fred Eric at the late but great VIDA Restaurant. From there she did stints at Campanile Restaurant (where she met her partner and husband, Claudio Blotta) and AOC. The couple opened barbrix restaurant in 2009 and Cooks County Restaurant in 2011, then teamed up with barbrix chef Don Dickman to open All’Acqua Restaurant in 2014. Adria also works as an actress, writer, producer and director on stage and on screen.