Tucked away in TriBeca, we arrived on a very rainy day to Locanda Verde for our 1130am reservation, owned by Chef Andrew Carmellini and Robert DeNiro. Their brunch is particularly popular and luckily they do take reservations on the weekends. The atmosphere is very homey and relaxed, a place for a complete comforting experience for both service and food.
Apple cider Doughnut
Wonderful cake doughnut, full of apple flavour and very moist.
Cauliflower Garlic Cheese Bread
Did not really pick up on the cauliflower very much but was a wonderful, warm, garlic cheese bread.
Sheep's Milk Ricotta with Truffle Honey and Burnt Orange Toast
Complex combination of flavours. The ricotta was light, fluffy, creamy and was paired with a savoury but sweet truffle honey. The burnt orange toast tied the dish altogether, although I felt the orange in the toast was a slightly overwhelming. Very unique and delicious.
Cotechino hash, Spinach, Tomato hollandaise
In my opinion, the most perfect breakfast dish. Two perfectly poached eggs covered in a rich, creamy, tomato based hollandaise sauce. The sausage hash was salty, fatty, savoury and all were perfect on the freshly toasted bread. In the best way possible, it smelled like a cheese burger but the flavours were so much more than that.