March 15, 2016
La Sirena may be the loveliest new place to eat in the city. It’s a huge, open space – windows everywhere – and Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich have been smart enough not to cram it full of tables. Light and air – that’s your impression- a true luxury in our cramped city. It’s a bit like going to a resort without leaving town. And in the summer, when there are tables outside … this is where we’ll all want to be.
It’s a large menu; here are a few of my favorite things.
Those baked clams above: irresistible. And quail, with a really wonderful blood orange mostarda and a frizzle of bitter greens:
A “carbonara” of cauliflower. Such a smart idea!
And to end – pineapple bomboloni with roasted pineapple. I didn’t want to eat it. Couldn’t help myself!
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