Babbo Ristorante

Babbo Ristorante

Mario Batali’s chic and spacious Greenwich restaurant is everything a great Italian should be. Ambiant, packed on a nightly basis, and renowned for unique dishes that have somehow caught the attention of even foreign foodies who have never sampled Babbo’s creations. Acclaimed for it’s multifarious stock of vintage wines, Babbo’s seems to be driven by the motivation to combine intelligence with creativity – a mission evident when you peruse the contemporary menu. Marinated Sardines tempt the palate with a verdant bed of caramelized fennel and drizzled lobster oil to “add bite”, yet the Roasted Beef Tartare dressed with chianti vinegar and …continue reading

Peasant

Peasant

Ask a New York native about Peasant Restaurant, and their first remarks are bound to concern the encyclopedic wine-list. Forget your Pinots and Proseccos, Peasant does things a little more “Italian” than just a red, white and rosé list. Here, you’ll find wines categorized in accordance with grape variant, region, and even cuisine-pairing. True to it’s name, Peasant is decidedly rustic, but unlike similar bricks and bare wood restaurants, the place exudes coziness and a relaxed vibe that beckons even families with children. While pizzas do feature upon the menu, they’re not of the sub-standard takeaway variety. Bread and doughs are …continue reading

Del Posto

Del Posto

With it’s grandiose staircase, high ceilings and archaic charm, you might be of the assumption you’ve traveled back in time to a aristocratic hotel restaurant or lobby, such is the caliber of interior design. The recent four-star rating by the New York Times restaurant critics has also assisted in sealing Del Posto’s prestige, as one of the finest Italian restaurants in New York. Emphasizing the “trans-generational” inspiration behind many of Posto’s dishes, the menu has been refined to draw attention to the regional pleasures of Italian cuisine, and given birth to the “Cucina Classica” concept. Prepare to be wowed with takes …continue reading

Al dí la

Al di la

“Strictly no reservations” states Emiliano Coppa, Al dí la’s owner and master of operations – a rule that’s stuck for the ten years Al di la has been serving the people of Brooklyn. The elegantly simple trattoria smacks of bygone eras, with ornate high ceilings and airy windows adding to it’s nostalgic atmosphere. The idea is to draw attention away from the fixtures and fittings, and over to where the real magic happens – at the bar and kitchen. Rosticciana is a particularly enjoyable feat of flammable roasting, producing sumptuous ribs with just a hint of the carbon that gives them …continue reading