Word of Mouth

Mateo has new co-owner, new decor, new menu

Back in 2006, Matthew Jansen, chef/owner of Mateo in Boulder, decided to stretch by opening Radda Trattoria, which Jason Sheehan raved about when he reviewed the restaurant in February 2007.

Mateo dates back to 2001, and Jansen has scratched the seven-year itch there by adding a new partner: Rayme Rossello, a Boulder restaurateur who's the former co-owner of Proto's Pizza. While Jansen will continue to run the kitchen, Rossello will lead Mateo's front-of-the-house team and focus on the wine list (with an emphasis on small-batch French, Spanish and Italian).

The space at 1837 Pearl Street has also been updated, and a new, seasonal menu introduced that features old favorites as well as new dishe that continue to draw from the Provence region.

"With over twenty years combined experience in the Boulder restaurant scene," Rossello and Jansen say in a release announcing their partnership, "we are excited to be working together to personally cook and care for our guests on a nightly basis."

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