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Sparks is an old-world NY masculine, pricey, Italian-style steakhouse. It’s part of NYC’s mobster history (mob boss Paul Castellanos was gunned down here by Gotti’s henchmen back in 1985) which gives it cachet.
This wise guy of a steakhouse was good but I prefer the “All Stars”- Del Frisco’s, Dylan Prime, Strip House, Wolfgang’s, Keens, etc. You should definitely give it a try though, if you love steak!
Sparks offers top quality steaks, descent sides, and mediocre service.
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
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?
Michael White is at it again. His new restaurant Ai Fiori, in the Setai Hotel is open! Ai Fiori is inspired by the French Riviera and Mediterranean Coast. I went there for lunch earlier this week, and the 2nd floor resto was adorned with modern art and flowers. There’s an elegant silence to the dining room. Ai Fiori is classy with excellent food and service.
Lunch was wonderful….I’ll definitely go back for dinner. Now for my CHOW FAVES:
The Thirst: An Underground Wine Society- Thursday, 11/18
The pop-up theme culinary experience is hosted by Todd English. It’s a secret dinner and cocktail party where you have to make ressies online and wait for an email response.