The interior of Grano, 228 7th Ave., South Charleston, features the colors of grain, bright yellow and intense brown. "Grano" means wheat or grain in Italian. Ammar Krayem, co-owner of the restaurant, studied architecture at the New York Institute of Technology.
Ammar Krayem is the co-owner of Grano, an Italian Mediterranean restaurant at 228 7th Ave., South Charleston. He is shown with three specialty cakes -- crunchy almond cake, marzipan cake, and Swiss cake rolls -- made by his wife, Naheda Krayem.
Rashed Mohamed, a chef at Grano, an Italian Mediterranean restaurant at 228 7th Ave., South Charleston, pulls a freshly baked batch of baklava from the oven.
This crunchy almond cake was baked by Naheda Krayem for Grano restaurant, 228 7th Ave., South Charleston. The restaurant offers four varieties of cakes, three varieties of tarts, and five other desserts. The pies and tarts are offered by the piece or whole.
An espresso and cappuccino machine, along with olive oils and sauces imported from Italy, are shown with plates and glasses ready to be filled at the new Grano restaurant, 228 7th Ave., South Charleston.
Gazette photo by LAWRENCE PIERCE.......'GRANO2'.......8x6.12.......Grano-New restaurant in South Charleston.......1/15/14.......