Patti Jackson’s salad in NEW YORK magazine

April 28, 2008

I Trulli and Centovini chef Patti Jackson’s Miner’s Lettuce Salad is featured in the latest issue of New York magazine! The article — which highlights the culinary and dietary advantages of pheasant eggs — contains a full recipe for the Miner’s Lettuce Salad With Roasted Asparagus, Rhubarb, Pancetta and Poached Pheasant Egg.

Read the full article here >>>


Taste ’06 Rosato at Vino

April 23, 2008

Spring is here at last, which means the 2007 Rosatos will soon be at Vino! In anticipation of this exciting event, this week Vino is offering a 20% discount on all its 2006 Rosato! It’s the perfect wine for these mild and balmy evenings. This Friday, celebrate the season’s arrival with four of the best:

Lambrusco Rosé 2006 Lini

Lagrein Rosato 2006 Muri Gries

Sibiola Rosato 2006 Dolianova

Ceresuolo Rosato 2006 Castello delle Regine

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Spring Rosato Tasting FREE

Friday, April 25, 5:30pm

Vino, 121 East 27th Street (between Park and Lexington).

To find out more, call (212) 725-6516.


Malcolm McLaren calls Centovini “a pretty damn unique restaurant”

April 17, 2008

Punk impresario Malcolm McLaren recommends Centovini in the latest issue of Fantastic Man magazine. In the Spring/Summer edition of the gentleman’s style journal, the musician and rock manager — most infamous for his promoting of 70s punk band the Sex Pistols — calls Centovini “an absolutely excellent restaurant with some of the best Italian food in New York.”

As well as the food, McLaren loves the atmosphere at dinner (“I never have time for lunch”), and gushes over the contemporary design. “One table,” he says, “has a giant multi-colored chandelier dripping over it like a grape vine… the ultimate luxury.” McLaren also reveals himself as quite the wine lover and appreciates Centovini’s carefully chosen list. “The staff love talking about wine… you’re offered wines you would never dream of.”

Is there anything McLaren doesn’t love about Centovini? “In every respect, it’s a pretty damn unique restaurant,” he says. “It beats me why not everybody goes to Centovini.”

Our thoughts exactly, Malcolm…


Roast Pork and Red Wine

April 16, 2008

Join Nicola Marzovilla Monday, May 12, at I Trulli, for fire-roasted suckling pig and Sangiovese. Producer Guido Gualandi will present three wines, produced at his estate in the Montespertoli subzone of Chianti, accompanied by a traditional Tuscan menu prepared by chef Patti Jackson.

Menu

Bread Salad with Asparagus, Fresh Beans and Zucchini Blossoms

Pappardelle with Duck Ragu and Fresh Porcini Mushrooms

Whole Roasted Baby Pig, Roasted Spring Onions and Cherry Tomatoes

Pecorino Cheese with Figs and Fig Salame

Tuscan Dinner
Monday, May 12, 7:30pm
$115 (plus tax and gratuity)
Tuscan Dinner
Monday, May 12, 7:30pm
$115 (plus tax and gratuity)
Seating is limited

I Trulli, 122 East 27th Street (between Park and Lexington), New York, NY 10016

For more information and reservations call (212) 481-7372 or email jennifer@itrulli.com.


Chianti Classico Tasting at Vino

April 14, 2008

In 1924 a small group of Chianti producers formed a consortium to promote and protect their wines. For 84 years, the Conzorzio Chianti has overseen production and given value to bottles with its distinctive “black rooster” symbol, the famousGallo Nero“. Chianti Classico has enjoyed its own D.O.C.G. status since 1996, when it split from the general Chianti appellation.

This month the Consorzio Chianti and some of its 350 producers arrive in New York to host a tasting seminar event called The Tuscan Nose. In conjunction with this occasion, Vino welcomes consortium representative Alexandra Bullock to the store this Friday, April 18, where she will be pouring a selection of “Black Rooster” Chianti. We invite you to join us for this special event, where you can sample some of our finest Chianti Classico, and learn more about this true Tuscan legend.

Friday, April 18, 5:30-7:30pm FREE
Vino, 121 East 27th St. (between Park and Lexington).

For more information call (212) 725-6516 or visit our website, www.vinosite.com.


Celebrate Spring at Centovini

April 10, 2008

Celebrate the arrival of Spring at Centovini! Join Nicola Marzovilla for an evening worthy of the season, as chef Patti Jackson – for years a regular shopper at the Union Square Greenmarket — prepares a dinner using the season’s best ingredients, sourced from the region’s best producers. All courses will be served with matched wines.

Menu

Miner’s Lettuce Salad
Fresh Fava Beans, Dancing Ewe Farm’s Ricotta
Lini Bianco

Poached Guinea Hen Egg
With Local Asparagus and Crispy Budino di Pane
Mecella Verdicchio Casa Fosca

Spaghetti
With Shad Roe and Pancetta

Castell Sallegg Schiava

Roast Rack of Baby Goat, Braised Shoulder
Sautéed Ramps, English Peas and Tiny Potatoes

Castello di Verduno Barolo Massara ’01

Crescenza Mousse
Rhubarb Compot and Almond Cookies

Ronco dei Tassi Picolit ’04

Tuesday, April 29th, 7:30pm
$115 (plus tax and gratuity)
Seating is limited

Centovini
25 W Houston St
(between Greene and Mercer)
New York, NY 10012

For more information and reservations call Centovini at (212) 219-2113 or email Elissa@centovininyc.com.


Sundays at I Trulli

April 4, 2008

We are pleased to announce I Trulli will soon be opening its doors for dinner on Sundays! Starting April 13, I Trulli will be serving from its à la carte menu every Sunday, from 3pm-9pm. In addition, a $38 prix-fixe 3-course menu, served family style, will also be available.

We hope you can join us soon!

Ristorante I Trulli
122 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016

To reserve, call (212) 481-7372 or visit us at opentable.com.