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Donatella’s casual Neapolitan pizzeria didn’t feel like a traditional NYC pizza spot (like Co, Otto, Arturo’s, etc). It had more of a chic, suburban restaurant feel.
We went there for the pizza (after all, a pro from Naples came in to build the blinged out oven), and to our surprise became fans of a few of the non-pizza dishes.
In no particular order, these were my top 15 spots (well, really 17…a mix of old and new) to Sip, Chat, & Chow this year. I’m sure I’ll be taking most of them into 2011.
1- Scarpetta: There’s something for every palate.
Polenta with truffled mushrooms
2- A Michael White Double: Marea and Osteria Morini.
Marea-Elegant Italian seafood heaven!
Osteria Morini- Casual Italian spot with old-world decor- serving up Italian goodness for every meal.
3- Corsino: Inventive small and large Italian plates in a charming atmosphere with a solid wine list.
4- Hotel Griffou: Cool vibe, tasty cocktails, and good grub!
Butternut Squash Tagliolini
Caramel Banana Pudding
5- L’Artusi: You’ll love everything- the food, decor, wine list, and service.
Roasted Mushrooms: fried egg, pancetta, ricotta salata
Maialino is another Danny Meyer’s production. The Italian resto located in the Gramercy Park hotel is casual and lively. The service and food are top notch. There’s a big emphasis on Pork here- it’s at the heart of the menu.
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I sat down with my girl, Celebrity Stylist Crystal Streets to get the Foodie 411. It was hard to stay focused because we were catching up on so many things but I managed to still get a few questions in. Before we get to the food, let’s touch on fashion- Crystal just launched her new jewelry line- Lyra Love Star. I love it!
Here’s the Foodie 411…..Check out Crystal’s Sip, Chat, & Chow!
Tricia: What’s your favorite restaurant in NYC? And why?
Scott Conant’s Meatpacking District Italian resto, Scarpetta offers food for every palate. He presents a high-end atmosphere without being stuffy. The dining room is always buzzing. Scarpetta is a beautiful space with amazing wine and terrific food. It’s always a worthwhile experience!
Scott found a formula and he’s sticking with it! He followed up New York’s success with opening Scarpetta in Toronto, Miami, Las Vegas, and LA.
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