Caffe Falai

일기 2009. 3. 10. 03:18
MTVN에서 인기몰이를 하고 있는 'The City'라는 드라마는 뉴욕을 배경으로 PR일을 하는 여 주인공의 Reality Show이다.
그 드라마를 보다보면, 내가 사는 뉴욕이지만 참... 다르다..라는 생각도 들고, 자주 등장하는 식당들이나 장소를 볼때마다 가보고싶어서 메모를 해두기도 한다.

그러다 주인공들이 아침 식사를 하는 장소를 보고 이름을 찾았다. 'Caffe Falai' 한번쯤 가보고싶은 곳으로 리스팅. :)

자세한 정보는 아래에.

Caffe Falai

265 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 274-8615

Cross Street: Between Prince Street and Spring Street
Directions: B, D; F, V at Broadway-Lafayette; 6 at Bleecker St
Hours: Mon-Thu 7am-10:30pm, Fri 7am-11pm, Sat 8am-11pm, Sun 8am-10:30pm

Editorial Review for Caffe Falai – by Justin Hartung

The Scene
One couldn't be blamed for calling the decor at Iacopo Falai's three eponymous Manhattan ventures washroom chic. Everything at this cafe gleams white--the tiles covering the walls, the sparkling chandeliers hanging above the bar seating, even the mirror frames. In fact, pretty much the only color deviations come courtesy of shiny silver water pitchers and the multihued shopping bags of Soho day-trippers resting their Prada-clad feet.

The Food
If the space is monochromatic, the light, fresh and frequently changing Italian menu presents a kaleidoscope of flavors. Seared tuna medallions in a salad balance the fish's subtle flavor with a kicky spice rub, while tender beets freshen up fried mozzarella slabs. Smoky pancetta anchors two dishes: a pasta dish made with ribbons of soft, house-made buckwheat parpadelle, sun-dried cherry tomatoes and broccoli rabe, and a moist branzino filet reposing in a basil-flecked sauce. Bombolones, golf ball-shaped pastries filled with jelly, are Gucci belt-loosening good.

Know Before You Go  cash only.

Brunch Egg dishes satisfy morning cravings that go beyond the front pastry counter.