Local Businesses and COVID-19: Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant

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Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant on Forest Street is open for lunch and dinner, every day. Credit: Jeff Schlesinger

For today’s Q&A with a local business, we talk to Nube Siguenza, executive chef and owner at Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant. The Forest Street restaurant is open seven days per week for lunch and dinner, starting at noon and going to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 10 p.m. Thursday Friday and Saturday.

Nube Siguenza, executive chef and owner at Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant on Forest Street. Credit: Jeff Schlesinger

New Canaanite: It’s been less than two weeks since you were able to reopen for more than pickup and delivery How are you doing?

Nube Siguenza: It’s very hard. We have to work harder and harder to make less. But I am still here. I know the community has tried to help us, is supporting us. So I try to be here for the community. That is the only way I survive.

Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant on Forest Street is open for lunch and dinner, every day. Credit: Jeff Schlesinger

What has the community response been like?

Very good.

How compliant have people been in terms of the restrictions, and in wearing masks in the downtown?

I do see a lot of people wearing masks. A lot of people walking as well. 

What are your most popular menu items?

Fresh pasta dishes and seafood.

Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant on Forest Street is open for lunch and dinner, every day. Credit: Jeff Schlesinger

What is your message for customers? 

First of all, thank you for all the support. Otherwise I would not be here. We couldn’t make it if we didn’t have support from this community. And it’s mostly the New Canaan community, not from outside. We don’t have [Interstate] 95. My message is appreciation, I have a lot of appreciation for the community and hopefully people are keeping healthy to get through this.

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