When ‘Cesca opened, in 2003, Adam Platt, writing in New York Magazine, described the fine-dining Italian restaurant as “unrelentingly rustic.” I consider my home cooking to be rustic (for though I succeed at the overly ambitious, it is through decidedly amateurish means), so I have no idea what he was talking about. I have never eaten here, but my absence has been of little consequence. Despite its founding chef, Tom Valenti, moving on, ‘Cesca has become an Upper West Side institution, popular for everything from first dates to fiftieth anniversaries. (164 W. 75th St. 212-787-6300.)
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.