Osteria Morini

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Osteria Morini Offers $10 Handmade Pastas Every Monday

    Each Monday, we're highlighting a bargain meal worth seeking out in this city. Most will feed you for less than $10. Need more ideas for cheap eats? See our archives. It may be reasonably priced when compared to the rest of Michael White's Altamarea Group concepts, but Osteria Morini (218 Lafayette ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Chefs Light Up Grills for an All-Star BBQ

    A lineup of New York's best chefs will be on display September 14 at East River State Park, where they'll be grilling up their favorite dishes for you to devour. This is the finale to the upcoming Taste Talks event in Brooklyn, and 25 chefs will hit the waterfront for the All-Star BBQ, building up s ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Panicking About Mother's Day? Five Solid Last-Minute Plans

    If, right now, you're just realizing that Sunday is Mother's Day, and that's making you say, "Shit shit shit shit shit," we want you to know that you're not alone. Plenty of us have procrastinated on how to make Mom feel special until right this very second, and while you can probably kiss that cove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Loose Cannon: Chris Cannon Sounds off on Bitter Breakups, Fear, and All'Onda

    Last week, we checked in on All'Onda (22 East 13th Street, 212-231-2236), the new Japanese-influenced Italian restaurant from chef Chris Jaeckle and restaurateur Chris Cannon. Our first taste was promising, and others seem to agree: So far the early word on the place is unanimously good. But to cov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    A Tale of the Feast of Seven Fishes -- and 10 Places to Eat It in NYC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Michael White's Classico e Moderno, our Cookbook of the Week

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    (UPDATED) The City Is Quiet This Weekend--So Here's Where to Eat While You Have Your Chance

    A sizable part of this city's population has a high tolerance for wait lists, and the rest of us avoid lines at any cost--which means we've missed out on some of the restaurants other people rave about because we're simply unwilling to give up three hours to stand around. If you fall in the latter c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Mission Pok Pok Morini? Watch Danny Bowien, Andy Ricker, and Michael White Discuss Brand Building and Restaurant Empires

    "Once you're calling yourself a chef, no one is really telling you what to do anymore," Danny Bowien said a few weeks back at a Culinatro panel on branding and restaurant expansion. The company spoke with the Mission Chinese owner, along with Pok Pok Ny's Andy Ricker and Osteria Morini's Michael Whi ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2012

    Badgering the Pizza at Nicoletta

    Has Michael White made amends yet?

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    My Top 10 Comfort Food Dishes in New York City

    New York City is full of fancy restaurants where people go for a spirited night on the town, to sample the exquisite creations of chefs in vogue, while sitting shoulder to shoulder with the other hundred diners in the know. Then there are the restaurants for the city's homebodies, people who would r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Where Am I Eating? Here's a Clue

    A bunch of good guesses coming in, but I'm not at Mezzaluna, Eataly, Ciano, Osteria Morini, Rubirosa, Frankies 17, Otto, Parm, or Bar Corvo, so here's a clue to help you on your way to winning a brand-new cookbook.

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    November 24, 2011

    Thanksgiving Round-Up: Chef Reminiscences! Recipes! Crazy Stories!

    Here at Fork in the Road, we've been hammering pretty hard on Turkey Day this year, and here is a summary of the pieces we've posted for your retrospective pleasure. Have a great holiday! Jacques Pépin Reveals His Thanksgiving Turkey Secrets Make Stephanie Izard's Green Bean Casserole Make ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    New York City Chefs Talk Turkey About Turkey Day: Josh Capon, Missy Robbins, Michael White, and More...

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Hopefully by now the turkey has been purchased and the pie crusts have been made. After all, this is the one time of year when everyone in America dons their chef whites. But how do bona fide chefs celebrate the holiday? We checked in with some of New York Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Michael White Trading In Pasta for Pizza (Temporarily)

    Osteria MoriniMichael White, making moves​Michael White's sure been busy, opening rustic-chic Osteria Morini just a little over a year ago, followed shortly thereafter with his fancier prix-fixe Ai Fiori (not to mention also launching Al Molo in Asia). No question that the man has a way with ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    The New York City Marathon Helps You Eat Italian

    Lauren BloombergA little something from Osteria Morini to propel you over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.​ The New York City Marathon is coming up in just 10 short days. You know what that means? There's going to be a lot of pasta eating in this city. Nothing sets you up better for a big race th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Best of 2011: Runners-Up for Ricotta and Sausage

    ​Eating our way through the city to determine the best of the best is no easy task. The hard thing about naming something the "best" is that we had to leave behind many very, very good dishes. So to honor those wayward souls, here are some great plates worthy of mention. Today: ricotta and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Our 10 Best Hotel Restaurants

    Robert SietsemaHead to the Trilby for a calm brunch and nosh on these poached eggs and corned beef hash​In recent years, hotel restaurants have gone from being spots for humdrum steak dinners to some of the most exciting dining destinations around, enticing locals as well as guests to pull up ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2011

    Spasso Lets You Ciao Down

    Some laid-back Italian charm eases into the West Village

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Hates a Certain "Lion of Food Writing"

    Don't mess with Tony​Anthony Bourdain has many a bone to pick in his latest blog post for No Reservations. First up, a justifiable critique of this year's James Beard Awards theme.

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    March 18, 2011

    Our 10 Best SoHo Eats

    Sarah DiGregorioStuff your belly with these clam bellies from Ed's Lobster Bar​SoHo might automatically come to mind as a place filled with throngs of slow-moving tourists and not populated with tasty treats, but the neighborhood spanning from Houston to Canal Streets and Lafayette to Sixth Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Michael White Teams Up with Tupperware to Launch TupperClub

    Michael White​While Chris Cannon has had to shutter his two acclaimed restaurants, post divorce from his chef-partner, Michael White, White is doing fine. In fact, he's doing well enough to take time out to shill for Tupperware with a "unique pop-up dining experience called the TupperClub."

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Ask the Critics: What Are Some Good Gluten-Free Dishes?​Moira C. Asks: I'm on a gluten-free diet, but I don't want to be limited to gluten-free restaurants. Can you suggest some great gluten-free dishes you've had recently around the city? Dear Moira: The city does have some well-known and tasty gluten-free restaurants like Risotter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Malcolm Livingston 'In' at WD~50; Camille Becerra 'Out' at APL is SOL

    ​In the Michael White-Chris Cannon divorce, the Marea, Osteria Morini, and Ai Fiori chef will get custody of chef de cuisines Matt Adler and Gordon Finn. [Grub Street] Christophe Bellanca, the Le Cirque and BLT alum who took over from Chris Lee at Aureole, started just after the New Year and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Michael White and Chris Cannon Have Officially Broken Up

    Chris Cannon and Michael White in presumably better times.​Yesterday evening, Michael White and Chris Cannon used a press release to make their much speculated upon divorce official. Per Diner's Journal, White's Altamarea Group issued a three-paragraph statement the chef and Altamarea CEO Ahma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Sam Sifton Rounds Up Best Restos, Dishes of 2010

    Let the countdown begin...​'Tis the season of roundups -- from best hangover cures to worst foodie gifts -- and even Times critic Sam Sifton isn't above repurposing a bit of content to give closure to the year that was 2010. Instead of a review this week, he rounds up his top new restaurants o ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    New York Suggests Where to Eat in 2011

    ​This week's New York adds its proverbial two cents to the compendium of year-end dining round-ups with its mammoth Where to Eat in 2011 issue, billed as an "annual survey of everything you need to know about New York City's restaurant scene right now."

  • Dining

    December 22, 2010

    Osteria Morini Welcomes You to the Pasta Barnyard

    Michael White expands his Italian empire with a new Soho venture

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Polonica; Lauren Shockey at Osteria Morini

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema gets drunk on gravy at Polonica; Lauren Shockey manages to not turn into a fat tortellini at Osteria Morini. Sam Sifton approves of Anella: "the food is a wonder: a tight and focused menu of simple, seasonally appropriate food from Joseph Ogrodnek, a talented ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Chris Cannon Wins Custody of Pastry Chef Heather Bertinetti

    Melissa Hom/Convivio​Following his professional divorce from Michael White, Chris Cannon has won sole custody of Heather Bertinetti, the talented pastry chef whose desserts graced the menus of Marea, Osteria Morini, Convivio, and Alto. The Feast reports that Bertinetti will now oversee the pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Robert Sietsema on the New York-Montreal Food Connection

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema explores the relationship between New York and Montreal food. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop, even though it's not quite authentic Thai: "[It's] an American restaurant that serves food prepared using Thai flavors, a restaurant that ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Umi Nom

    Robert Sietsema samples balut (duck embryo) and other pan-Asian treats at Umi Nom. Sam Sifton awards one star to Osteria Morini, where "pastas glisten with pork fat, with butter, with cream, with oil. They are aggressively salted. They hang around on the outskirts of Too Much. ... [Chef Michael] Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Robert Sietsema Heads Uptown to Szechuan Chalet

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds authentic Sichuan uptown -- of all places -- at Szechuan Chalet.​ Sam Sifton awards two stars to Lincoln: "[S]uccess in the kitchen does not mean Lincoln yet works well as a restaurant. On that score, [chef Jonathan] Benno and the Patina Group sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Are Michael White and Chris Cannon Breaking Up?

    Unhappy couple?​As far as restaurateur-chef duos go, Chris Cannon and Michael White seem unstoppable. They are at the helm of Convivio, Alto, Marea, and the recently opened Osteria Morini. Now, Eater is reporting that the pair might be splitting.

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    November 10, 2010

    Japanese Chefs Shun Gotham Water; Yet Another Egg Recall

    ​After restaurants with a "C" grade from the Health Department were outed, a number of diners are shocked and now say they will stop frequenting them. [NY Post] Japanese chefs at the Culinary Institute of America's three-day forum on Japanese cuisines refused to use local water and instead co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    The Week in Food Blogs: Terrible Kitchen Accidents; Seasonal Beer Drinking

    This week in food blogs... Eater posted a map of New York's strangest sandwiches. Grub Street uncovered some truly terrible kitchen horror stories from accident-prone chefs. Feast listed Seamus Mullen's favorite places: Osteria Morini, Sushi Zen, and the not-yet-even-open Dutch.

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    October 21, 2010

    Osteria Morini: Early Reactions

    Eater NY​This Tuesday night was a busy one for the newly opened Osteria Morini. Chef Michael White's parents, restaurant critics, friends of the chef, and Anne Burrell were all spotted in the dining room. While everyone was nestled inside with warm plates of sweetbread and duck heart ragu, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Sun Chips Lose the Noisy Green Bag; Brooklyn Makes Out in 2011 Zagat Guide

    ​Sun Chip lovers who bemoaned the new biodegradable packaging for being too loud can rejoice. Frito-Lay is pulling most of the green packaging in response to the outcry. Only Sun Chips' original flavor will keep the compostable bags, while other flavors go back to conventional packaging. [Wall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Michael White's Osteria Morini to Open on Monday

    Michael White touches down in Soho on Monday.​Between the opening of Eataly, Del Posto's four-star Times review, and mounting anticipation about Porsena, Italian food is having quite a busy autumn. On Monday, Michael White will add to the excitement when he opens Osteria Morini, his trattoria ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Eben Freeman Will Oversee the Altamarea Group's Bar Operations

    Eben Freeman rises again.​A few weeks ago, Eben Freeman told Chantal that his guest stint at the Dream Hotel's Rm.Fifty5 "may be the last chance to see me behind the bar for a while." But if you happen to be dining at one of the Altamarea Group's growing number of restaurants, you'll be able t ... More >>