Thursday, January 7, 2010

Verace: Open

After many months of construction, Verace is officially open, serving its unique take on Italian food. In a collaboration between Bouler Architecture and Bohlsen Restaurants, all the elements came together in retrofitting this 1922 building-- the lighting, the barrel-vaulted ceiling, the kitchen-- so that the dining expereience will be more than just a meal. We were fortunate enough to sample the food, deconstructed Italian dishes created by Tuscan-born chef Francesco Torre, who uses traditional Italian ingredients but in an unconventional way. A series of small courses, everyone at the table sampled each other's dishes, and we walked away having had a rich and complex meal, almost like a conversation with the food.

1 comment: said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! I want to eat there for sure next time I'm in LI. Looks like the building was a great raw space to start from...not too many of those left it feels like.