As we edge our way into summer, consider the semifreddo. This dessert's name translates to "half frozen" in Italian, and it's a dish that's not too hot, nor too cold. Therefore, according to Wayfarer (101 West 57th Street, 212-691-0030) pastry chef Aleishe Baska, it's just right. "I love their versa ... More >>
Every year, Italians the world over celebrate La Vigilia de Natale, or the Labor of Mary, with a bereaved act of abstention: in honor of the birth of Christ, neo-Romans fast the day away, and, in one final tithe, opt away from red meat for the evening, instead gorging themselves on fish as only Ital ... More >>
Thanksgiving may be a joyous affair, but it's the beleaguered gateway to Christmas. The good news is, it's also the height of white truffle season and the harbinger of black truffle season. And this year, we're seeing some the best fungus we've seen in a while. You don't have to go to a overcrowde ... More >>
For decades, Italian cuisine in New York meant red sauce and lots of it. With the opening of Bamonte's in 1900 and Ferdinando's Focacceria four years later, tomato-heavy Neapolitan and Sicilian restaurants enjoyed a certain sustained verisimilitude, carrying the torch for their motherland while pavi ... More >>
Though the weather this week doesn't really feel like summer, Häagen-Dazs is celebrating the warmer months with free cone day! All locations in New York (and across the country) will give out free ice cream cones from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Having carved out its formidable niche in the gourmet ice-cream category with such flavors as dulce de leche and bananas foster, Häagen-Dazs has announced that it's expanding its realm and continent-hopping for its newest release, drawing inspiration from across the Atlantic for seven flavors of ge ... More >>
Aside from family, friends, and being thankful, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While mom's home cooking may be preferred, if it isn't, there are dozens of places to dine during the holiday.
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A waffle cone costs you no more than a regular cone at Eataly's Gelateria. The creamy imported-from-Italy treat called gelato has taken the city by ice storm over the last decade, and even old-guard Italian ice palaces have started selling it. This cousin of ice cream (which sports a lower fat con ... More >>
Gabriel Stulman expands his Greenwich Village empire
The ridiculously large and delicious Italian roast beef hero at Fiore's House of Quality in Hoboken Colin F. Asks: I'm a fan of hot Italian heros, those big sloppy sandwiches with meatballs, sausages, and veal cutlets in them topped with melted cheese. But I've been wondering for a long time, what ... More >>
Shea Gallante / FacebookShea Gallante, pasta maker extraordinaireNew York City isn't short on rustic-chic Italian restaurants, that's for sure. Nevertheless, Ciano stands out among the crowd for its excellent pasta dishes, its innovative wine program that allows for every bottle of vino to b ... More >>
Andy Ciordia/FlickrExpect fish, fish, fish, and more fish. Christmas is a-coming, and while the kiddies might be all excited about Santa Claus's visit, the more food-focused will be looking forward to the Feast of the Seven Fishes, one of the most gluttonous culinary traditions of the season. ... More >>
A new osteria gives you a little bit of a lot of Italy
The world's cuisines possess too few bitter dishes -- and clams with linguine in white sauce is one of the best.
Trattoria Dell'Arte's Risotto Radicchio MascarponeIt seems like everyone stays up -- and eats out -- late these days. The latest restaurant to add a special late-night menu is Trattoria Dell'Arte. Chef Marino Rosato suggests night owls end their evening (especially if it was a particularly ro ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyFind the GelOTTO cart in Washington Square ParkIt's Memorial Day Weekend, which means frozen treats season is officially in business. Like every summer, the GelOTTO Cart will be parked in Washington Square Park, selling gelati from Mario Batali's nearby OTTO. But this year, do ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyCiao down, throw down!Frozen treats are on the mind now that the weather has turned following our endless winter. Gelato has dominated the cold sweets market in New York City (related: why are there no good ice cream parlors in this city?), and one of the most recent additions ... More >>
Max and partners (Darren Berman and Roberto Manfe).The Flatiron district is getting more Mediterranean in the form of Zio Ristorante (17 West 19th Street), opening late next week.
Rebecca Marx Yesterday, we discovered that Stellina had finally opened. Earlier today, we stopped by the bakery café, which is the younger sibling of Sorella next door. We'd been hearing for months that its owners, Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen, were planning to do all sorts of wonder ... More >>
Rebecca MarxAfter a short delay, Stellina opened this morning for business. Staff at the bakery, located at 95 Allen Street next door to its sister restaurant Sorella, were just getting set up when we stopped by earlier. Nothing was available for take-out, but they gave us a menu, and given w ... More >>
Melissa Hom/ConvivioConvivioA week after announcing his replacements for Michael White at Alto and Convivio, Chris Cannon has released a few details about what they'll be cooking.
myrecipes.comI scream, you scream, we all scream for gelato.Temperatures may be dropping below zero outside, but die-hard gelato fans know that it's never too cold for the frozen treat. Or at least that's what the owners behind Love Gelato, the newest addition to the city's growing roster of ... More >>
Well in advance of the opening of his newest restaurant, Moro, Pino Luongo has embarked on something of a goodwill tour.
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Carla RoleySara JenkinsWidely celebrated for the black magic she works with boneless pork roast at Porchetta, Sara Jenkins currently has her hands full opening Porsena, her new pasta restaurant down the block from Porchetta on East 7th Street. Jenkins, who spent much of her childhood in Tusca ... More >>
Daniel Zemans/SliceA panuozzo from Freddy's Pizza & Gelateria in Illinois.New York just can't seem to eat enough Italian carbohydrates, regardless of whether they hail from a wood-fired oven, a tiella, or the mind of a former Ogilvy adman. And now, thanks to San Matteo, a new restaurant on up ... More >>
Steamed asparagus with béchamel, prosciutto, and Sardinian breadRiver Deli sits on a bucolic stretch of Joralemon Street just a block from the East River, where leafy trees obscure the rush of the nearby BQE. Last night the new restaurant was bustling with a steady stream of neighbors stoppi ... More >>
From gelato to affogato to fro-yo&emdash;our recommended frozen fun
Aehee KangSD26: where's the understanding?Keith McNally isn't the only restaurateur talking smack hitting back at the critics these days: earlier this afternoon, SD26's Tony May aired a few complaints of his own on the Leonard Lopate Show. May was taking part in a discussion with Lopate and D ... More >>
Terrence Gallivan's Pizza Bianca at AugustYou may be wishy-washy about brunch, but there certainly are no misgivings about your feelings for pizza. Chef Terrence Gallivan of August in the West Village has embraced his restaurant's popularity among the brunch crowd, but gives away his fondness ... More >>
Left: Salumeria Biellese's house Berkshire prosciutto; Right: Prosciutto de Parma In yesterday's New York Times restaurant review, Sam Sifton wrote about SD26's cured meat selection: But it is a hard truth that in Manhattan in 2009 excellent meats from "Italy" are not what people want. Weird ... More >>
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As promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you the recipe for Squash Blossoms With Buffalo Mozzarella & Anchovies from Riccardo Buitoni, the chef at the recently opened Emporio and the Aurora restaurants. Squash Blossoms with Buffalo Mozzarella & Anchovies Yield: 4 16 fresh squash blos ... More >>
As promised in our weekly dining newsletter, we bring you the recipe for Sweet Potato Ricotta Gnocchi from Galen Zamarra, the chef/owner at Mas(farmhouse) Sweet Potato Ricotta Gnocchi 3 cups baked sweet potato pulp 12 oz ricotta, drained overnight 1 cup grated Parmesan 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 1/2 ... More >>
Red and alive in Brooklyn's Dyker Heights
Cesare Cassela's new green balls, shown in their carryout container New York's own Tuscan cowboy chef, Cesare Cassela, is in the process of opening his new cafe and pork store known as Salumeria Rosi on the Upper West Side, mercifully near the IRT express station at 72nd Street. We couldn't help dr ... More >>
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