Most restaurants come alive on the weekends, but Il Bastardo is special. “In New York there are party brunches everywhere,” according to those who keep count of such things. “If I had it my way, I’d gladly eat every meal dancing on my chair and with a DJ booth in the corner,” said Ally on Bitches Who Brunch (she rated her visit, in 2014, an “A-“). With plenty of music and other delights (generous pours, sparkling mimosas, “dancers in full showgirl garb”) Il Bastardo is packed all day Saturday and Sunday. Not unexpectedly, it takes a unique approach to its wine list. “The one thing I remember is that their wines had great descriptions,” said the fan of my work who commissioned this drawing. “In fact, I think the one we drank on our first date may have been described as having the smell of a freshly opened can of tennis balls. We thought that was hilarious.” (191 Seventh Ave. 212-675-5980.)
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.