Showing posts with label Andrew Carmellini. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andrew Carmellini. Show all posts

Friday, November 19, 2010

Crispy Chicken Fricassee

        Andrew Carmellini is a New York chef whom we’ve followed from one restaurant success to another.  First, we encountered Andrew’s take on contemporary Italian cooking at the original A Voce right off Madison Square Park at 41 Madison Avenue at 26th Street.    How well we remember his incredible ricotta and lamb meatballs.  From there, we followed Andrew to Locanda Verde, in Robert de Niro’s Greenwich Hotel.  We could not get enough of his amazing Porchetta.  So when I read a new Andrew recipe in November’s Food and Wine magazine, I couldn’t wait to try it. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Porchetta, slow-roasted pork shoulder with Fennel Pollen, and a visit to Robert De Niro’s Locanda Verde

        Whenever I get called for Jury Duty, I’m always delighted to use the midday break to try out the neighborhood restaurants.  Criminal court means visits to Chinatown and what’s left of Little Italy.  But Civil Court is bang up against Tribeca, ever a hotbed of places I am dying to eat.  There you’ll find Locanda Verde in the Greenwich Hotel on Greenwich St. (377 Greenwich St. Tel: 212 925-3797.)  The restaurant hasn’t yet become as famous as its owner, Robert De Niro, but if they keep serving the Porchetta sandwich that Chef Andrew Carmellini makes there, it very well may.