A chef who won the "Best in the Midwest" James Beard Award is plotting a new wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta restaurant in the Grand Rapids area - and it's opening soon!

New Pizza, Pasta Restaurant, Myrth to Open in Ada

Chef Paul Berglund, a University of Michigan grad and a Navy veteran, is set to open a new restaurant in West Michigan.

Myrth, Facebook
Myrth, Facebook

Berglund has been cooking for the past two decades, most notably as the executive chef of The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis, where he was awarded the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Midwest.

The new restaurant is called Myrth and is located at 7423 River St. SE in Ada.

Myrth, Facebook
Myrth, Facebook

Berglund lives in Ada with his wife, son, and dog.

A post to Facebook shares,

Though his career path has taken him away from pizza and pasta in recent years, they are the first foods he mastered as a young chef and the ones he has been dreaming about ever since. He can't wait to fire up the wood oven and get back to the foods he loves most!

Menu at Myrth in Ada, Mich.

Owners say Myrth will "showcase the best that West Michigan seasons have to offer, through the lens of wood-fired pizzas and freshly-made pastas."

Appetizers include wood oven roasted vegetables, pork meatballs, and garlic focaccia with dipping sauces.

Myrth, Facebook
Myrth, Facebook

For woodfired pizza you'll find fennel sausage and summer squash, Lion's mane mushroom with cheese, peppers and potato, and more.

Myrth restaurant in Ada, Michigan. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki
Kevin Miyazaki via Myrth, Facebook

Pastas include spaghettini with garlic roasted tomatoes, pennette with Lake Superior Whitefish, radiatore with roasted eggplant.

Check out the full menu here.

When Will Myrth Open in Ada?

A grand opening date has been set!

Myrth will open to the public June 17, 2023.

The new restaurant is currently taking reservations here.

Follow the new restaurant on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

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