1295 Madison Avenue at 92nd St. NYC
Tel: (212) 794-1890
Reservations and Information: www.paolasrestaurant.com
|Paola's Pici con Asparagi|
Not too long ago, I was early for a lecture in Carnegie Hill, a family-friendly East Side Manhattan neighborhood known to tourists by another name: Museum Mile. The Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum are right there. And later this year, the long-awaited reopening of The Copper Hewitt National Design Museum will draw even more people to Carnegie Hill. Though New York’s # 1 tourist attraction, The Metropolitan Museum, is outside its boundaries, it too is within easy walking distance. Carnegie Hill, I was about to discover, is also home to Paola’s, an ode to Italian cooking that’s the very definition of the perfect neighborhood restaurant. But in this case, it’s a neighborhood place that’s worth a detour for anyone who wants to indulge in some great food. It’s created by a truly original Chef who never stops inventing and re-inventing everything that makes her restaurant so popular.