Properly-known Italian pizza chef Stefano Callegari will open his first New York pizzeria in Soho subsequent month.

La Rossa, at 267 Lafayette, at Prince Road, may have 32 seats and serve Roman-style pizza al taglio — what New Yorkers name pizza by the slice — in addition to the extra conventional spherical pizza with Callegari creations, like cacio e pepe and testa Rossa, along with his signature Campari-marinated mozzarella.

Callegari has eight eating places in Rome and extra areas in Florence and Milan — and an uncommon introduction to the pizzeria enterprise. Earlier than changing into a restaurateur, Callegari labored as a flight attendant for greater than 10 years. After greater than 100 journeys to Naples, the place he indulged within the “artwork and science” of pizza making, he got here up along with his personal recipes. La Rossa can even serve antipasti, salads and suppli, fried rice snacks which are typical in Rome.

The upscale area will nonetheless function al taglio choices and provide a “well-curated” choice of artisinal wines and beers provided by the bottle and glass.

It can additionally serve Italian-style breakfast and have out of doors seating.

Otto’s Tacos, the favored taco chain based by proprietor Otto Cedano within the East Village in 2013, is opening its first spot in Brooklyn, on the base of a four- story residential constructing on the nook of Henry and Montague Streets in Downtown Brooklyn, by the Courtroom Road subway.

It will likely be the chain’s sixth location and may have round 25 seats and open early subsequent yr.

The area was beforehand occupied by Vegetarian Ginger. Otto’s Tacos is predicted to open in early 2019. The opposite 5 areas are in Manhattan.

Winick Realty Group govt vp Joshua Siegelman and director Michael Shkreli represented Otto’s Tacos. The owner, Adkha Realty Corp, was represented in-house.

A brand new Seven Grams Caffé is launching Nov. 27 within the Flatiron district, on the nook of 28th and Madison. The impartial Manhattan roaster and baker at 76 Madison Ave. presently has areas in Chelsea and Hudson Sq.. Its declare to fame is that proprietor Sharon Kazes roasts his personal espresso and bakes his personal items.

The sleekly designed area is 1000 sq. ft and has 30 seats. There are additionally conventional French canelé, made in a copper mould coated in bee’s wax, with a carmelized outer crust and a vanilla custard.

Kazes is Israeli-born, of Turkish and Swiss-French heritage. He based the model after working as an artisinal espresso roaster and brewer in Israel and Europe earlier than coming to New York in 2012 to work for Chef Uri Scheft, who was working Breads Bakery. On the time, Kazes mentioned he seen the “disconnect” between the town’s patisserie and occasional scenes.

We hear… that the Rainbow Room’s vacation brunch is returning for 3 dates in December – 9, 16 and 23. The brunch, ready by govt chef Mathew Woolf, features a “grand buffet,” chef stations, and… Santa Claus.

Chef stations will embrace roast goose with cranberry and apple stuffing, beef Wellington, honey-roasted ham and black truffle hen pot pies.

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