Piemont Market attracts prospects who bear in mind Mount Shasta eatery


The previous Piemont Restaurant in Mount Shasta continues to be revered within the North State.

The proof will be seen in Shasta Lake, the place the Piemont Market has been drawing traces of shoppers out the door because it opened a few week in the past. Clients will swap tales and share recollections as they wait to get a style of the unique.

The Piemont in Mount Shasta was widespread for its family-style servings, particularly the minestrone soup, raviolis and steaks. The restaurant closed in early 2015 after 75 years in enterprise.

Troy Gerding opened the brand new Piemont in Shasta Lake. Gerding’s mom, Judy Cottini, owned the Piemont in Mount Shasta for 18 years earlier than she bought it to Gerding in 2008. Cottini’s grandmother opened the restaurant in 1940.

Customers line up out the door to order at the Piemont Marketplace Italian deli in Shasta Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.

Demand for his new take-and-bake enterprise has been so nice that Gerding is having a tough time maintaining. He had primarily run out of meals by late Thursday afternoon.

“It is a blessing. I really feel very blessed, however I simply do not need to disappoint folks,” he stated.

The Piemont’s nonetheless loyal following was on show Wednesday. At one level, about 20 folks stood exterior {the marketplace} ready to order. One couple drove from Mount Shasta.

“Lots of people miss it, and lots of people need to strive it,” stated Denyile Burgess, who was a waitress and cook dinner on the Piemont in Mount Shasta for about six years within the early 2000s. Burgess deliberate to get an order of ravioli and crimson sauce to take dwelling and revel in.

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The building that once housed the Piemont Restaurant in Mount Shasta still stands on Jan. 24, 2022. Meanwhile, Piemont Marketplace is a new take-and-bake Italian deli in Shasta Lake with family roots that trace to the former Piemont Restaurant on South Mount Shasta Boulevard.

Additionally in line was Russell Weide, whose mom labored on the unique Piemont when he was a child rising up in Mount Shasta within the Fifties.

“They received one of the best raviolis. I haven’t been in a position to substitute that,” Weide stated.

Crystal Williams instructed a person she was standing subsequent to in line that she remembers going to the unique Piemont when she was 4 years previous. Her household lived in southern Oregon, however her grandparents owned a ranch within the Siskiyou County group of Macdoel, so the household would get collectively for gatherings on the widespread Mount Shasta restaurant.

“They have been well-known for his or her five-course meals,” Williams stated.

Like many in line, Williams couldn’t cease speaking concerning the raviolis.

“The raviolis had super-thin pasta, so it was principally meat. So we might all the time order the raviolis,” she stated.

These are the raviolis sold at the Piemont Marketplace Italian deli in Shasta Lake that have a cult-like following in the North State. "We're a scratch kitchen so everything is made with love and takes time. The menu may vary each day and we may sell out ... but we'll make more!" Piemont's menu says.

Just a few years earlier than the Piemont closed in Mount Shasta, Gerding opened the Piemont Italian Bistro and Catering in Palo Cedro. The bistro, although, closed after a number of years.

After closing his restaurant in Mount Shasta and bistro in Palo Cedro, Gerding moved to Placer County, the place he opened Onisto’s Bistro, a meals truck named after his nice grandmother, Josephine Onisto, who opened the unique Piemont. The meals truck units up at wineries and breweries through the summer season months.