The old Kolper's Tavern on Clipper Road, more recently known as the Mill Steakhouse, will reopen this fall as Birroteca -- the name is a play on "enoteca," which today pretty much means a chic place that serves wine.
The chef at Birroteca will be Robbin Haas, who was named one of the top 10 chefs in America by Food and Wine magazine back in 1994. Haas' resume is extensive, both as a chef and as the principal in Robinhaas Concepts, a restaurant consulting firm.
His credits include the Montauk Yacht Club in Montauk, N.Y.,
restaurants (for whom he redesigned the Phillips restaurant in
, N.J., Chispa in
, Fla., and, more recently, Nokiate and Bistro Cinq in Antigua, Guatemala.