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Joe Muer Seafood Names Marino Bianchi as Executive Chef

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Joe Muer Seafood Names Marino Bianchi as Executive Chef

Bianchi joins the fine dining restaurant after years of award-winning experience  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Joe Muer Seafood, an upscale restaurant in the North Gulch, has announced the addition of Marino Bianchi as its executive chef. With an illustrious background, Chef Bianchi will help steer the seasonality and evolution of Joe Muer’s established menu. 

“It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Marino to the Joe Muer Seafood family,” said Rosalie Vicari, chief operating officer and co-owner of Joe Vicari Restaurant Group. “His creative vision and dedication to excellence align with our commitment to providing an unforgettable dining experience for our guests.”

Chef Bianchi brings a wealth of culinary expertise and innovation to Joe Muer Seafood through his time cooking in local kitchens such as Chauhan Ale and Masala House, Moto and Urban Grub. Known for his rustic cooking style, Bianchi draws inspiration from the changing seasons and elements of nature. With a passion for fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a flair for crafting tantalizing dishes, Bianchi will elevate the Joe Muer experience.

Joe Muer Seafood is known for its refined yet vibrant atmosphere, with a diverse menu steeped in tradition. Favorites on the menu include Alaskan halibut with fava bean puree and wild mushrooms, fresh king crab legs, bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp, lobster pot pie, parmesan crusted chicken and a variety of prime steaks. The seafood restaurant is also known for its award-winning wine list and dessert cart, which features their famous coconut cake.

Bianchi added, “My goal is to build on Joe Muer’s robust menu by providing a modern twist to the traditional seafood cuisine. Additionally, I look forward to the opportunity to mentor my chefs and the entire culinary team to continue developing a standout back-of-house culture at Joe Muer.”

Originally from Los Angeles, C.A., Bianchi has resided in the greater Nashville area with his wife and two children for the last 10 years. Outside of the kitchen, he enjoys watching Manchester United, the Dodgers and spending time outside with his family.

Joe Muer Seafood is owned by Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, which is based in Detroit. The acclaimed metro Detroit staple opened its doors in Nashville in August 2023 and is the group’s first restaurant outside of Michigan. For more information, visit joemuer.com, follow on Instagram @joemuerseafoodnashville or call (615) 433-6837. 

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About Joe Muer Seafood Nashville 

Joe Muer Seafood is an iconic name in the Detroit area, established in 1929, and known for serving sustainable and exceptionally fresh seafood, as well as a sterling reputation for elite culinary skill and exquisite service. The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, a family-owned and operated company of well-known restaurants and venues in Michigan, took over the brand in 2012 and has launched two incredibly successful Joe Muer locations in Detroit. Founder and CEO Joe Vicari visited Nashville for the Country Music Awards and fell in love with the vibrancy of the city. He then began his quest to find the perfect location in Nashville to open his next Joe Muer. In 2021, he was introduced to Capitol View, and so began Joe Muer Seafood Nashville. Joe Muer Seafood’s Nashville location is open for dinner service 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Offering live piano music nightly, the bar opens daily at 4 p.m. with Golden Hour specials available on weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit joemuer.com/locations/nashville and follow on Instagram @joemuerseafoodnashville. To make reservations, call (615) 433-6837 or reserve on OpenTable

About Joe Vicari Restaurant Group  

The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group is family-owned and operated. Headquartered in Warren, Mich., they are home to Metro Detroit’s most award-winning restaurants and known as one of the largest independent restaurant groups in Michigan. They have brands from five-star dining to family-friendly restaurants and employ more than 1,200 people. For more than almost 40 years, Detroit restaurateur Joe Vicari has opened restaurants based on three basic principles: fresh authentic cuisine, impeccable service and a warm, inviting atmosphere, which are the values carried in their eight restaurant brands. The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group owns and operates five Metro Detroit Andiamo locations, an Andiamo within Detroit Metro Airport, the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom (an 800-seat concert/event venue located within Andiamo Warren), two Joe Muer Seafood locations, The Country Inn with three locations in Michigan, 29/41 Mediterranean Street Food with five locations, Birmingham Pub, The Bronze Door, and The Statler Bistro, and the Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in Las Vegas. In addition, the group also runs an Andiamo Food Truck and one of the largest catering and event management companies in Michigan, bringing great food and hospitality to thousands of people at meetings, charity affairs and major sports events like the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.  

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