The first restaurant in New York to serve risotto and polenta, import an espresso machine, and have its own truffle hounds (to name but a few of its accomplishments) occupies a landmarked spot on Restaurant Row. “Visiting Barbetta, the longest-running production in the theater district — since 1925, although founded in the garment district in 1906 — is sort of like attending a summer repertory theater,” Byran Miller wrote in The New York Times, in 1993. These days, to listen to the current crop of critics on Yelp, the elegant Piemontese palace is thriving. Trust the people, I say. And don’t miss the garden out back. (321 W. 46th St. 212-246-9171.)
Signed fine art Giclee prints on museum-quality, one-quarter-cotton 280 gsm paper with archival inks are available in two sizes:
5 x 7 for $55 (email me about this size)
9 x 12 for $95
Editions are strictly limited to 365 copies, and each annotated print is a beautiful reminder that our days are numbered.