Kathy Wakile just expanded her culinary dreams! The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star, announced plans to open a restaurant in Bergen County, NJ.
“It’s something I’ve been wanting for such a long time,” Kathy told Page Six of her upcoming venture. “I’ve talked about it in the past but the timing wasn’t right, [and] now I have the time to devote to it.”
The author, entrepreneur and mom of two, walked away from the Bravo reality series to focus on the things she loves. She appeared on the show from 2010 to 2016.
Since Kathy is all about spreading love, the bistro is appropriately named, “Pizza Love,” — and will open its doors in June 2017. The joint venture offers a casual dining experience with pizza and Mediterranean fare.
“I’ll be changing it up depending on the season. That’s how I like to cook; depending on the season and what people are looking for,” she explained.
And of course — the “Indulge,” cookbook author’s scrumptious desserts will bless the menu.
“Cannolis will be on the menu for sure,” Along with “homemade gelato,” and other Italian favorites.
Kathy, her husband Richard Wakile and two friends will operate the eatery.
“It’ll be a great joint effort.”
The mom of two turned her passion for cooking into a money-making business — whipping up decadent confections such as — her famous cannoli kit, panettone, lemon ricotta cheesecake and peanut butter cup cheesecake — just to name a few. Kathy has also expanded her brand into gourmet coffee, with her own special “Indulge,” brew. All varieties are available for purchase on her website.
She previously shared with AllAboutTheTea.com that her specialty creations are not only on her website, but can now be found in 34 Mariano’s stores throughout the Chicagoland area.
Kathy’s dessert cookbook venture, Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet, focuses on indulgent dessert recipes served in small portions — and has been a delectable success.
Congratulations Kathy Wakile! To all of you lucky readers in Bergen County, New Jersey and surrounding areas — stop by Pizza Love Restaurant, when they open in June….mangia tutti!