Peering around Marea's capacious dining room is like trying to identify all the caricatures on the wall at the Minetta Tavern. Everyone is someone, but I can't name more than a few—especially while distracted by a crostini topped with a buttery lump of sea urchin, cloaked in the thinnest membrane of half-melted lardo. One Monday night at the new Italian-seafood spot, chef Michael White and owner Chris Cannon were bustling around their 125-seat room on Central Park South, schmoozing VIPs of every stripe.... More >>>