Items long overdue on my list of things to do:
1. Try brunch at Locanda Verde.
2. Meet with our dear friend Traci to catchup on life.
Solution: Saturday brunch with Traci and Geoff @ Locanda Verde! (Note: I would recommend making reservations; we finagled a slot for 3 for 10:15,* and the place was already bustling when we arrived!)
Locanda Verde is tucked among tall, aged buildings in TriBeca. It's a part of town I rarely venture in, but there are plenty of restaurants in the charming area--reminscent of the Meatpacking District with brick, cobblestones and trendy eateries on many corners.
THE appetizer dish to try is the sheepsmilk ricotta cheese. A plate of ricotta cheese as an appetizer doesn't sound amazing, but top it with truffle honey, and you've piqued my interest:
|Sheepsmilk ricotta with truffle honey + freshly cracked black pepper + burnt orange toast|
|Traci's zucchini frittata with a dollop of goat cheese and small mounds of roasted tomato which she loved. She had no problem polishing it off.|
|Uovo Modenese with cotechino hash (a sausagey hash), spinach and tomato hollandaise|
We all loved the space and our food. Granted, the meal is a touch more expensive than other brunch spots, it is not terribly moreso. I am interested in trying out their porchetta sandwich on another occasion (mmmfattypork) and other hearty fare, so I will have to make a return visit. I'm a sucker for a restaurant with a nice ambience!
All in all, I'd probably take out of town guests here, if given the chance. (I mean. After I take them to Clinton St, Shopsins and Egg. Haha. The Han breakfast hierarchy!)
377 Greenwich St
(corner of N.Moore and Greenwich)
New York, NY 10013