Chef Profiles

Chef Gregg Sessler, Cava Tapas & Wine Bar

In Chef Profiles By Rachel Forrest / November 2012

Seacoast native Gregg Sessler spent five years working in restaurants in California wine country and in the San Francisco area, where he began studying to become a certified sommelier and learned the value of establishing ties with local producers and farmers. He returned home to partner with longtime friend John Akar in opening an eatery celebrating wine and food. Cava Tapas & Wine Bar was radical for the Seacoast area when it opened in November 2008. Sessler brings to Portsmouth avant garde techniques rooted in Spanish and Mediterranean small-plate dining.