Carl McCoy, Owner/Operator

Carl McCoy

Carl was born in Missouri. His passion for food was ignited at the tender age of five in his Sicilian Grandmother’s garden. Every spring and summer he spent mornings at her side cultivating herbs, fruits and vegetables. From her he learned to appreciate the love of food and cooking. Drawn to Italy, he moved to Rome to gain a better understanding of the food culture he’d become so passionate about. During several years working in Rome Carl traveled throughout Italy, France and Spain visiting vineyards, learning about and tasting wine. Carl returned to the U.S. and was hired at Marc Vetri in Philadelphia. Carl then decided to “take the plunge” and moved to New York City. Working at the three star restaurant Esca as a Captain he was soon promoted to Wine Director. Still, Carl was driven to open a restaurant of his own and assemble a team that represented his aesthetics. That restaurant is Gwynnett St.