May 23, 2017
By Bao Ong | February 21, 2017 | Food & Drink
What toppings justify Bodega Negra charging $500 for a pizza, and how is Racines NY putting a gourmet twist on bar food? That and more in this week’s dining news….
A margherita pizza may seem like the safest choice when ordering a pie, but starting February 22, chef Michael Armstrong of Bodega Negra is debuting a $500 take on it—with Patron. The pie plus the tequila join together to form the margarita/margherita pizza with Gran Patrón Platinum and Burdeos and layers of premium ingredients like poached lobster, Osetra caviar, and black truffles. 355 W. 16th St., 212-229-2336
Game Night at The Rose Club inside the iconic Plaza hotel is far removed from a college soiree with chips and cans of beer. Starting February 28 at 7 p.m., the Big Quiz Thing hosts an evening where a Mardi Gras theme includes mini muffulettas, po’boy sandwiches, and craft cocktails to sip as you try to win the trivia contest in small teams. Additional game nights will be announced soon. 768 Fifth Ave.
The food options surrounding the Barclays Center keep getting better with each restaurant opening. Dale Talde, John Bush, and David Massoni have launched Atlantic Social in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn where guests can order American classics with a twist: think deep dish Dutch apple pie, chicken pot pie ramen, and nachos with lime crema on top. On the weekend, the restaurant is open until 2 a.m.—perfect after a game or concert. 673 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, 718-623-2852
Beef tongue, black sea bass, and fresh cassava breads are just a few of the items on a seven-course Brazilian menu being served during the three-day Progressive Brazilian Pop Up between Sherry Cardoso, Jacob Rosette, and Foodworks. The special dinner ($85 per guest), which includes seatings at 7 and 9:15 p.m. on February 23-25, will take place at Norman’s Cay. Cardoso will draw on her Brazilian background to cook a menu that elevates her native cuisine. Get tickets on eventbrite.com. 74 Orchard St.
Racines NY’s new bar menu isn’t full of your typical pub grub. Executive chef Frederic Duca puts an upscale French touch on a mouthwatering menu with surefire hits like a confit lamb burger, chicken liver pate, and a well-curated cheese plate. Order a glass of organic wine and you’re all set. 94 Chambers St., 212-227-3400
Greenwich Village’s Da Marcella is jumping into the brunch game for the very first time. This Italian menu features favorites like penne pomodoro, frittatas, and plenty of mimosas and bellinis. It’s a rustic setting where you’ll want to spend your weekends tucking into the dozen or so signature dishes. 142 W. Houston St., 646-559-9192
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF MICHAEL TULIPAN (RACINES NY)