Wink 24 opens at Biltmore Fashion Park

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 17:00:58-04

A wink.

It's a small physical movement of the eye that somehow carries with it a powerful message--sometimes its a quick-witted gesture between friends after a joke, other times it's a way to flirt, and yet it also happens when a piece of the desert gets in the eye.

Fernanda Borletti thinks of it as a secret message between two people.

It's that connection and experience that led her to open a restaurant and name it after a wink--Wink 24 to be precise.

"Our menu is simple, relatable and meant to be shared--much like a simple wink," she said. The menu was inspired by her family's roots to Mexico and an ode to her husband's Italian roots.

Food items include paninis, wood-fired pizzas, cheese and meat boards, crostinis and salads. They will also serve cocktails and craft beer.

She wants it to be a part of the community.

"It is my desire that our guests understand our passion for supreme hospitality and delicious food is more than a business plan, it's a way of life," she said.

Wink 24 is located at Biltmore Fashion Park between Seasons 52 and Stingray Sushi.

Wink 24, 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85016