– Ruth Reichl gets a sneak peek at the re-invention of L’Impero: Convivio and calls the pastas “extraordinary”.
– Platty three stars Scarpetta, calling Scott Conant‘s Italian fare “high minded, almost priestly”. It’s no wonder Conant has worked in the kitchen at Alto and L’Impero. Great, now I’m craving pasta and it’s not even 10:30am.
– Ed Levine finds new Spanish restaurant La Nacional the the “the best and quirkiest”. I’m going to try it ASAP. Two thumbs up for anything deemed “quirky” and Alex Raij of Tia Pol fame is the head chef. Done!