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Capatosta restaurant opens just west of Madison Square Park at 39 West 24th Street

filejaCapatosta ( recently opened at 39 W. 24th St, the vision of Chef Antonio Mermolia and entrepreneur Gianroberto Cavagnaro.

After a brief stint at the Michelin starred La Capinera in Taormina (Sicily), Mermolia arrived in New York in 2012 becoming then chef de cuisine at 2 Michelin Star David Scabin’s Mulino a Vino.

The first sense you are heading in to an Italian restaurant is the small Fiat in the front courtyard displaying the menu in the window. Inside, a long white bar leads to a large interior terrace, with lighting that feels like a personal dome over each table. You can imagine the natural daylight creating the feeling of an outdoor space.

shrimpThe southern Italian cuisine ranges from classic arancinis, to fresh made pastas, to meat and fish secondis. The numerous vegetarian soup choices are perfect for the upcoming winter months. Mermolia pays tribute to his Italian background with a delicious grownup version of a typical childhood snack, the “Mozzarella in Carrozza”. The well-cultivated wine list showcases all the regions of Italy.

Capatosta is in the space previously occupied by Tre Stelle.

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Artisinal Restaurant to move closer to Madison Square Park at 387 Park Avenue South

Word is in from Real Estate Weekly that Artisinal restaurant to move closer to Madison Square Park. The acclaimed French restaurant known for its fondue, is currently up at 2 Park Avenue (at 32nd Street) and will be moving down to 387 Park Avenue South (between 27th Street and 28 Street) just northeast of Madison Square Park.

The new spot will include “the restaurant, a cheese store, bakery, and lounge, in addition to three private rooms available for events, a raw bar, and outdoor, sidewalk seating. ”

The timing for the move is reportedly summer of 2016.

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs 2015 event to be held July 14th in Madison Square Park; Menus here

One of the best events that helps raise money for the Madison Square Park Conservancy is happening again on July 14th. It’s Celebrate Flatiron Chefs, where you can sample delicious food from 29 local chefs and restaurants all while supporting the beautiful park. It’s all you can eat (and drink) for the admission price ($200) […]

Brooklyn Roasting Company opens location just west of Madison Square Park

IMG_0339-400x300Brooklyn Roasting Company recently opened a location just west of Madison Square Park at 50 West 23rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue). The Flatiron location is their first in Manhattan and follows up on the success of their two Brooklyn locations.

One of their differentiating coffee beverages (and currently only available in this location) is their Nitrogen Cold Brew, a “cold-brew coffee infused with nitrogen gas” that is said to end up looking like a Guinness. We have not had one yet but will report back when we do.

They also serve donuts from Dough, and croissants and sandwiches from Margo Patisserie.

Brooklyn Roasting Company is open weekdays 7am-7pm and weekends 8am-7pm.

With the edition of Brooklyn Roasting Company and Toby’s Estate Coffee, we may have to bring up voting for Best Coffee in the Flatiron again at the end of this year.

Eataly Vino reopens, Eataly Nutella bar to stay

e96a05a8-1ca4-4724-8db2-ea34dd4c0b7fEataly will have a grand (re)opening of Eataly Vino, which has expanded to two floors and 12,000 bottles of wine. You may recall the original Eataly wine shop was forced to shut down. On Thursday, June 11th from 5-7pm they will celebrate with Ferrari sparkling wine, a 2010 Barolo tasting, and platters of salumi and formaggi. They have moved it from its original spot a few door down to 200 5th Avenue at 23rd Street. Stop on by.

The Eataly Nutella bar was once only going to be a temporary popup at Eataly, but now will be a permanent part of the Eataly offering in the New York location. They feature Nutella based crepes and waffles as well as a selection of Nutella pastries and Caffe. Plus gelato topped with Nutella. Here is the full Nutella menu:


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