By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 19, 2019 at 11:08 AM

Ana Docta, best known for her Kasana restaurant that closed after it was flooded in 2016 and for her work as a chef at Great Lakes Distillery, is opening a new restaurant in the former Batches bakery spot at 401 E. Erie St. in the Third Ward.

Docta, who moved to Milwaukee in 2000 and opened Kasana first as a catering business and later as a restaurant, trained in Spain, so it's no surprise that her new place, Cavas, with have a Spanish flair.

The restaurant is even named for Spain's most famous fizzy wine.

Chef Ana Docta. (PHOTO: Kasana)

In addition to featuring wine from Spain and across Europe, Cavas will also feature a range of Mexican tequilas and a variety of cocktails, according to the Journal Sentinel. She will pair these with a small menu of rotating tapas dishes.

Batches closed its retail bakery in May.

No opening date for Cavas has yet been announced. Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more information.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.