It’s been a while since you’ve seen something new emerge from the Schwartz camp. Here, our Beard-award-winning friend gets in touch with his Italian side. Which apparently involves bucatini with the salty, briny punch of bottarga, margherita pies from a wood-burning brick oven and classic Caesar salads made tableside.
As for the dining room, you can thank Philippe Starck. Nothing too fussy, though. Vertically stacked citrus planters, an open kitchen, teak tables that you’ll be sharing with a date (note: bring a date).
You’ll want drinks, too. They’ve got wine and beer, but also spritzes and four bottled cocktails like the Lacuna with rye, Carpano Antica and bitters.
Which should help with the fact that you were that close to hot toddy weather.