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An Italian-Educated Owner and Chef Inside his open kitchen at IL Tesoro Ristorante, owner and chef A.J. Black sears ahi tuna, grills Colorado lamb chops, and crowns fresh black linguine with seafood. Drawing on his training at the Italian Culinary Institute and inside the kitchens of the five-star Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome, Black combines Old-World Italian flavors with modern cooking techniques and plays matchmaker by serving plates of spaghetti for two composed of only one noodle. Seasonal Dishes in an Authentic Atmosphere The menu showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients and rotating daily specials, such as Chef Black's signature risotto alla pescatora saut?ed with clams, mussels, shrimp, and scallops and finished with cherry tomato sauce. The wine list collects Italian wines carefully selected from both large and boutique wineries to pair with menu selections. Fresco paintings decorate the plastered walls with Tuscan scenery alongside antique artwork, intricate woodwork, and prospective diners with their noses pressed against the windows.
1578 1st Avenue
New York,
NY
US
New York's Rafina's classic Greek dishes will take you back to the old world. Rafina is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Rafina's menu. Bring your whole brood to Rafina, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. For your next big bash, consider hosting at Rafina, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Rafina with their charming outdoor seating. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Rafina is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Grand Central - 42 St. (7, 7X). Rafina patrons have access to both a nearby garage and parking lot, so finding a space is ever so simple. A typical meal at Rafina will set you back less than $30.
630 1st Ave
New York,
NY
US
Chefs knead pasta dough and form slick spheres of mozzarella for melting onto pizzas or bowling toward zucchini pins at Acqua at Peck Slip, a Zagat-rated Italian restaurant that was recently featured at the Italian Wine & Food Institute's exclusive Gala Italia event. Executive chef Ivan Beacco fills ravioli with walnuts and radicchio, sears swordfish fillets to pair with fennel salad, and braises short ribs for plating with potatoes and root vegetables. Because it wouldn’t be classic Italian without wine, an onsite sommelier keeps the wine list flush with varietals from the country’s famed vineyards. The bottle collection lines a wall adjacent to tall arched windows that appeared in a restaurant scene from The Adjustment Bureau.
21 Peck Slip
New York,
NY
US
Most sculptures aren't the kind you can eat. But the opposite is true at 212 Steakhouse, where chefs arrange gourmet steaks and seafood into striking, edible art pieces whose vivid colors match their bright flavors. Green and red tomato coins balance atop scallops and purple stems; charred lamb chops lead the way to the tender meat beneath; and servers deliver marbled cuts of Kobe beef to tables. But before steaks are seared and served, every single one is selected by hand. That same painstaking level of curation also applies to the branzino sea bass, tuna tartar, and blue crab cakes. Even the bar boasts an array of infused liquors steeped with ingredients such as organic tea and truffle caviar that are as fun to drink in cocktails as they are to not share with tablemates.
316 E 53rd St.
Manhattan,
NY
US
Slurp on flavorful soups and stews at Caribe Restaurant, a Caribbean-style eatery in New York's Fort George district. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Caribe Restaurant's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Loud music and boisterous crowds keep decibel levels ultra high at this restaurant. Caribe Restaurant also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in. null You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Caribe Restaurant, with meals usually costing less than $15.
1562 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York,
NY
US
At Pescatore, chef Kenneth Johnson and his team honor the deceptive simplicity of Italian cuisine's commitment to culinary fundamentals. The restaurant's menus showcase the importance of using a base of simple, vibrant ingredients, then adding flair and complexity. This is evident in dishes such as the eatery's ricotta appetizer, which is accented by chives, hazelnuts, clover honey, and mint, and its roasted red- and yellow-beet salad, dotted with pickled shallots and dressed with champagne-honey vinaigrette. Competing on a National Stage Whether he's cooking for a crowd of diners or competing on national television, Johnson uses basic techniques to craft delicious dishes. So, when faced with the daunting task of preparing a dessert using spiral ham, spiced rum, green plantains, and water chestnuts, he created a traditional streusel. Sticking to a straightforward dessert netted Johnson a first-place finish on the Food Network's Chopped?his second victory in as many appearances. Key Ingredients at Pescatore San Marzano tomatoes: Italy's most iconic heirloom tomatoes lend their refreshingly tangy, slightly sweet flavor to everything from the spaghettini's pomodoro sauce to the margherita pizzas. House-cured pancetta: Standing in for traditional bacon, this tender sliced meat adds a Italian charm to an otherwise standard Black Angus burger. Handmade pasta: The restaurant's freshly prepared strands of linguine and tubes of rigatoni demonstrate the importance of starting from scratch whenever possible. Artichokes: Adding artichokes to a traditional pesto allows the sauce to complement the slight acidity of its lemon- and rosemary-tinged grilled chicken breast. Nutella: The dessert pizza's crushed hazelnuts, bananas, and salted-caramel gelato balance out the chocolate-hazelnut spread's richness.
955 2nd Ave.
New York,
NY
US
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