Paris chef Jean Imbert presents Encore to Meatpacking District

Celebrated Paris chef Jean Imbert is bringing his appreciable skills to the Meatpacking District.

Appropriately named Encore, which Sidedish reported in a scoop final July, the eatery comes from restaurateur Eric Cerato.

Imbert, a celeb fave, owns three eating places in Paris, the primary of which he opened when he was 22 years previous, 14 years in the past. He additionally created the menu for singer Pharrell Williams and David Grutman’s Swan and Bar Bevy, which not too long ago opened within the Miami Design District.

At 1 Little W. 12th St. — a former grocery retailer in-built 1887 — Encore seats 175 folks and can give attention to seasonal, native merchandise.

Dishes characteristic the French chef basic of entire roast rooster — on this case, with candy potato and chili — for $90; pork ribs with honey and pommes anna; and a easy halibut with citrus and olive oil.

Cocktails, from Imbert and Le Coq Rico beverage director Adrien Boulouque, at the moment give attention to wintery drinks like Calvados with spiced honey syrup, lemon juice and Prosecco. There’s additionally a downstairs personal eating room that seats 14 — and weekend brunch.


In step with immediately’s French theme, we carry you information that Maison Vivienne, of the Hamptons, has opened a New York flagship on the Higher East Facet, in a grand townhouse at 116 East 60th St.

As in Maison Vivienne in Southampton — within the former Nello house— the menu is French Provencal, and it’s a household affair.

The kitchen is helmed by the father-and-son group of Chef Victor Pastuizaca, chef de delicacies, and his son and sous chef, Johnny Pastuizaca, who labored collectively at Nello, the place they knew Maison Vivienne’s common supervisor and companion, Allan Basaran.

The pinnacle bartender and mixologist are additionally a father-and-son group: Bar Chef Albert Trummer is in cost, bringing in his son, high mixologist Jakob Trummer, previously of present biz-style consuming temple Apotheke. Jakob, who additionally studied beneath David Bouley, will add molecular mixology with a French twist to the Trummers’ Austrian cocktail-themed combine.

The 4000-square-foot eatery seats 160 folks — in a standard townhouse. There’s an extended bar at road degree, a floor-to-ceiling hearth, authentic hardwood flooring, and dove grey partitions.

“We’re impressed by the South of France, creating gentle meals with extra olive oil and fewer cream and butter,” stated Svitlana Flom, Maison Vivienne’s co-owner.

Foremost programs characteristic Lengthy Island duck with a honey lavender glaze, inexperienced lentils, smoked fig, apricot and gastrique; and Arctic char, with grilled native corn, zucchini, haricot vert, arugula and sauce romesco.

Mario Quimbay, previously of Scarpetta and Le Caprice, is the sommelier.


Talking of Scarpetta, Monday night time the upscale Italian eatery hosts a six-course tasting menu ready by visiting visitor Chef Tommaso Fratini, govt chef of Rimessa Roscioli, which affords uncommon wines by the glass and distinctive tasting dinners in Rome.

It’s owned by Alessandro Pepe — a former actor, theater director, author, humorist, and sommelier — and Lindsay Gabbard in partnership with Alessandro Roscioli. It launched as an underground tasting room till the late Anthony Bourdain publicized his discovery of it.

The empire started with a bakery, Antico Forno Roscioli, run by Pierluigi Roscioli, which was established following an 1824 papal edict that referred to as for a bakery with ‘inexpensive’ bread. The household then launched a grocery that, in 2002, turned Ristorante Salumeria Roscioli, which affords greater than 2800 wines and is run by Pierluigi’s brother Alessandro Roscioli.

There’s additionally the espresso bar Roscioli Caffè, run by each Roscioli brothers.


WE HEAR … that Cafe Fiorello’s Marilyn and Shelly Fireman hosted a reception on Dec. eight to honor Placido Domingo’s 50th anniversary with the Metropolitan Opera and to unveil Fiorello’s “The Placido Domingo Room.”

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