Another New Restaurant in Grand Rapids? Yes, in Ada!
The rapidly changing restaurant scene of the Grand Rapids area is changing again with another new restaurant addition, this time opening in Ada.
Ada seems to be the hot spot right now with it's entirely rebuilt and revitalized downtown. That is probably why Award Winning Chef Paul Berglund, who has traveled the country cooking his way to a James Beard Award in 2016, chose the spot. So now he's bringing his talents to Ada with his new Italian-fare inspired restaurant, Myrth.
Fox17 reported the name has an unique story. Even though mirth means amusement that's usually expressed through laughter, he rearranged it a bit for his family.
He took My and added the initials of his son Rumi, his wife Tia and his dog Henry and came up with Myrth. Do you think Henry is impressed? Just asking.
It has been a long time coming, cooking his way from California to Minneapolis through different styles of food. And then in 2016 he just happened to be awarded the coveted James Beard Award win for Best Chef in the Midwest for his work at The Bachelor Farmer in Minneapolis.
Paul then moved his family to West Michigan in 2020 to open up his own restaurant, but oops, the dreaded COVID-19 struck, and that was that, for awhile.
He kept it together and guess what, now it's happening in the growing downtown Ada community.
Chef Berglund said he is mostly doing the overseeing of the new restaurant and is letting other talented chefs shine. He says the changing seasons of Michigan are perfect to keep the menu fresh and new.
What will you find at Myrth? Made from scratch wood fired pizza, pasta and more.
They're located at 7423 River St SE in Ada and their official opening day is this Saturday, June 17.
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