Wednesday, September 30, 2009

San Domenico New York City Resurrected as SD26

What to Eat at SD26, the Italian restaurant sequel to San Domenico?

Tony May and daughter Marisa May resurrected San Domenico as SD26, which opened September 15 as chef Odette Fada debuted her modern-Italian menu. The name comes from San Domenico now located at 19 East 26th Street, near Madison Avenue.

Fada’s dishes are Italian-product driven, so the Mays prepared for the opening by heading to Italy and asking Michelin-starred chefs to test the recipes. The process was portrayed in a reality show in Italy called Gambero Rosso. Maybe the show will air in the United States.

SD26 is divided into a front lounge and a two-tier dining room. Near the bar, there's a wine-preservation system that allows for finer wines to be served by the glass. The soaring dining room is framed by a private-party space above. Artwork is by fiber artist Sheila Hicks, who created colorful woven waves on one wall in the bar area and dangling balls of yarn in the back. Downstairs is a rustic private wine room that full of old Barolos and an Italian wood table salvaged from the original San Domenico.

Tony May, who also is founder of the Italian Culinary Foundation, was featured on Italian Food channel last year from Johnson & Wales Culinary School in Providence, RI. Click the link for Restauranteur Tony May interview - Tony May & Ferdinand Metz of the Italian Culinary Foundation

For more about Italian food and Italian cooking visit Italian Cooking Show channel.

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