RECAP OF FARALLAN AND THE NOMAD
FARALLAN is located in Union Square, NYC , and is a longtime favorite for fish and shellfish in the big city. Dinner options always include a lobster dish and a great choice of oyster specialties as well as excellent grilled fish. The famous lounge is on the mezzanine level; with its jellyfish shape and lights creating a unique atmosphere. Private rooms are likewise decorated. A very experienced staff will help in planning a special event.
The NOMAD, a Tarallucci e Vino restaurant, located at 1176 Broadway, NYC, is home to Daniel Humm and his excellent food creations. The surroundings are Jacques Garcia designed, and one may choose the Parlour, with velvet seats and Persian rugs, or the Atrium with the massive skylight . Several private rooms are also available, but the rooftop is a favorite. A variety of specialties comprise the menu, with the overall rating of 4.6 expressing customer’s excellent satisfaction with all aspects of the experience, according to GOOP.
THE ELLEGANT CUISINE AND ATMOSPHERE OF TARALLUCCI E VINO
Deep within the culture of the Italian people is a love of good food and wine. Important occasions are never celebrated without some form of pasta and aged wine included in the planning. Many great chefs have matured in this environment and have recognized the words”tarallucci e vino.” They come from a tradition that holds all problems can be solved over a glass of wine and an Italian cookie called the “tarallucci.”
Luco di Petro, born in Abruzzo, in the heart of this culinary culture, eventually found himself running a subsidiary of an Italian coffee shop in New York City. Recognizing that the “Italian” ingredient was missing in the dining choices of the city, he opened a “café” in 2001 . He sought to capture the unique warmth and elegant atmosphere of the old country’s bar for his friends in his new city. His pastries were always fresh. His staff was friendly and efficient. His menu was pure Italian. His restaurant became very popular. It was the parent of what is now a group of restaurants bearing the crest “Tarallucci e vino.” As each new venture was created, it was important to allow space for a “big room” to accommodate big occasions. These have become extremely popular for weddings, parties, and elegant Italian celebrations.
The five exclusive Italian restaurants are Union square, The Cooper Hewitt, Upper West Side, East Side Village, and The Nomad. A variety of specials are offered at different locations and different times. Cooper Hewitt offered picnic baskets in June and Union Square has televised soccer games. Private and corporate parties are carefully managed and fresh produce comes from Market Square. Specialty wines are secured from Italy’s family owned grape vineyards which are sometimes one of a kind.
These unique Italian restaurants have brought the heart of Italian culture, with its love of food and friends, to its tables in New York City. A toast of gratitude is in order.