Eating out

We asked local executives to tell us their favorite places to have a business lunch.

“Vaccaro’s Trattoria on Ghent Road in Bath is my current favorite among restaurants. Raphael Vaccaro is an attentive host, and his chef makes a four-mushroom appetizer that is rich with flavor — but virtually fat-free! That and a salad make a wonderful light meal. Among their salads, the pear and gorgonzola combination is a delight.”

Marie Covington


Covington Communications Inc.

“My favorite restaurant locally is Piatto’s. Between my business, my husband’s work and our two darling boys (ages 3 and 1), Bob and I don’t get out as much as we would like. And when we do find a babysitter, I want my evenings to be like a mini-vacation, if but for a few hours away together.

“Walking into the place is like entering a resort. The decor, the menu, the wine list and — my favorite — the cosmopolitans are like something I would otherwise expect to find on a vacation getaway. And if they’re too crowded, Treva (my other favorite restaurant) is a few steps away. Both are exceptional. If I could only go more often!”

Patti Renner


Renner’s Invitations

“This presents a quandary, since my office was in Akron but has now moved back to Kent … and both cities have restaurants! In Akron, it would have to be Aladdin’s, especially if I’m lunching with Pat McKay of McKay Insurance, or Ken Stewart’s, where I go only with Shirl Matz of Matz Bookkeeping. In Kent, Pufferbelly (with my family).”

Kathy Baker


The Write Choice