The heavyweights at Main Meals Group are opening Torrisi Bar and Restaurant in Manhattan on Thursday, December 1. The brand new restaurant — from the staff behind spots like Carbone and the Grill, which frequently really feel like glitzy, luxurious theater with celebrity-packed seats — is positioned contained in the landmarked, nineteenth-century Puck Constructing, previously dwelling to residency restaurant Cooks Membership, at 275 Mulberry Avenue, at Jersey Avenue, in Nolita.
Torrisi Bar and Restaurant is a revival of types of the staff’s restaurant Torrisi Italian Specialties, which closed in 2015, rising from a counter-service sandwich store that began in 2009 with espresso and lunch, and later, including a set menu. This go-around has landed a storied location named for the political cartoon satire Puck journal. In 2013, Trump ally Jared Kushner advanced the constructing that his actual property household took over in 1980, into multi-million greenback flats (as of September 2021, a Puck penthouse owned by his brother, Joshua Kushner, and supermodel Karlie Kloss, was listed for $23.5 million).
Torrisi Bar and Restaurant co-owner Wealthy Torrisi tells the New York Occasions the brand new restaurant isn’t “cookie-cutter crimson sauce.” This iteration can be “grander” at 4,000-square-feet, with an open kitchen (a first for the group), a 35-seat bar, and a 40-seat eating room with vaulted ceilings. As well as, there are 16 seats outdoors, in addition to a personal eating room with capability for 18. Inside, tablecloth tradition is alive and nicely on this emerald inexperienced, marble-floor room designed by Garrett Singer, behind many Main Meals interiors.
The menu, led by govt chef Charlie England, a longtime chef de delicacies at Carbone, is making an attempt so as to add a New York mind-set to the group’s Italian American cooking: There’s a brief rib dish rubbed with pastrami seasoning, for one, in addition to a dish listed as “cucumbers New Yorkese,” alongside linguine with Manhattan clams, a “San Gennaro bao,” and a Jamaican-style ragu. On the candy aspect, pastry chef Stephanie Prida can be making Italian ices and almond cheesecake. “There’s nonetheless plenty of room for New York Metropolis-driven meals,” Torrisi instructed the Occasions. And whereas MFG eating places are sometimes concerning the present — assume tableside pasta a la presse on the Grill — at Torrisi’s place, meals is the main target, he tells Resy; although, the group’s social media-famous mozzarella can even be accessible.
Whereas, based on the Occasions, his companions in Main Meals Group, Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick, have moved to Miami — a state the place the staff has opened ten eating places in two years — Torrisi will stay in New York at this restaurant he calls, based on a spokesperson, his most “private” mission so far. It’s unclear what his day-to-day involvement will seem like, as a spokesperson for Main Meals Group declined to permit Eater to interview Torrisi except it was via pre-approved emailed responses.
Torrisi Bar and Restaurant is among the 40-plus eating places Main Meals Group has amassed in its international arsenal, together with a location of its trendy Jewish delicatessen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Reservations for Torrisi Bar and Restaurant are actually dwell on Resy.