Week of April 8-14

  • Quattro Gastronomia

  • Christina Tosi's desserts

Quattro Gastronomia

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana Identical-twin chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro had, until recently, been cohelming the Miami location of this Northern Italian restaurant; with the opening of this sleek bi-level sister spot (set to debut at the same time as its Trump Soho home), Fabrizio has moved up north to oversee a similar menu of classics. A vitello tonnato appetizer points to the brothers’ Piedmontese heritage and is joined by other regional dishes, like gnocchi with Toma cheese sauce. Trump Soho New York, 246 Spring St at Varick St (212-842-4500)

M Pche David Chang may be the quintessential downtown chef, but he’s ready to try his Momo-fortune in midtown with the long-awaited unveiling of this Vietnamese-inflected French bistro. While the kitchen has been serving casual fare like banh mi on the hotel’s mezzanine for several months, the official dining room, sparingly decorated with blond wood tables that evoke the Momofuku aesthetic, will offer executive chef and partner Tien Ho's full menu—currently available for lunch only. Among the options are selections from the raw bar (dishes include lobster with Thai-basil mignonette, kafir ketchup and calamansi mayo), as well as entres like roasted chicken with green papaya, mushrooms and peanuts. Those hankering for some sweets can stop at the hotel’s new Milk Bar outpost, where pastry chef Christina Tosi’s desserts will be on sale. Chambers Hotel, 15 W 56th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-757-5878)

The Sunburnt Calf This Aussie-themed restaurant is the latest addition to the group that already includes the EV and LES staples the Sunburnt Cow and Bondi Road. Expect a tip of the hat to the originals’ menus with signature items like the hamburger topped with bacon, egg, beet and pineapple, as well as new dishes such as the Sunburnt Calf Salad (barbecued veal with frise, beets, green beans and goat cheese). 226 W 79th St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway (646-823-9255)

Traif Chef-owner Jason Marcus (Le Bernardin, Eleven Madison Park) may be Jewish, but as his Williamsburg restaurant—named for all things not kosher—attests, he’s far from opposed to pork, shellfish and other no-no’s. While some of his rule-breaking dishes reflect his Semitic ancestry (like steak with king-crab barnaise sauce and potato latkes), others will take a more global perspective, such as crispy pork belly with kiwi, papaya and a Thai-chili vinaigrette. 229 South 4th St between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (347-844-9578)

Compiled by Julia Fleming and Daniel Gritzer

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