What I Did For Summer Vacay: Locanda Verde NYC.
In Part II of my “What I Did Over Summer Vacation” homework assignment, I’m sharing my restaurant adventures in the Big Apple. Yay! I did get extra credit for using the word “ramification” in my last homework assignment, though it came with a stern reminder that I will get an “incomplete” if I do not turn in my last chapter TODAY. So, here it is.
Part II – LAST CHAPTER (Chapter 5 NYC): Lunch, Locanda Verde, TriBeCa
Locanda Verde is well known in New York for their seasonal “urban Italian” food. They’ve gotten tons of great press. I especially love New York Magazine’s take on it; they listed LV as one of the Five Most Influential Restaurants of the Past 6 Years in 2011, alongside heavyweights such as Momofuku Ko and ABC Kitchen:
FOR YEARS, CHEFS HAVE TRIED TO COMBINE THE STYLE OF A FRENCH BRASSERIE WITH ITALIAN HOME COOKING. ANDREW CARMELLINI CRACKED THE CODE.
I’ve been to the restaurant each time I’ve visited New York, about 5 times in the last 5 years. Each time, it’s the same consistently luscious experience in terms of both dining and hospitality. This time, Bartender Laura took good care of us at the bar. Though all of the service staff is spectacular, I’d recommend sitting at the bar and asking for Laura. Tell her DeathbedFood sent you!