Posts Tagged ‘pasta’
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.
MY CHOW FAVES:
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.
MY CHOW FAVES:
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:
This spot was featured in my Fall line-up, and I was dying to check it out.
Michael White strikes again- but this time with a casual and cozy Italian resto. When you first walk in it feels like a family-style restaurant that should be in Little Italy. The predominately wood decor gives it a very homely feel.
There was so much to choose from on the menu- sliced meats, salads, crostini’s, pasta, meat and fish! I couldn’t wait to dive in. We started with olive bread, and a perfectly balanced spread of olive oil. It was in the cutest little bottle.