Sometimes you feel the pull. Marea, which is Italian for “tide,” lures you in with promises of seafood in a refined setting. Or so I’ve read, for I’ve never dipped a toe in the restaurant. Sam Sifton gave it three stars back in the Times in 2009, and talked about the first item on the menu, ricci: “a piece of warm toast slathered with sea urchin roe, blanketed in a thin sheet of lardo, and dotted with sea salt, it offers exactly the sensation as kissing an extremely attractive person for the first time — a bolt of surprise and pleasure combined.” Like I said, sometimes you feel the pull. (240 Central Park South 212-582-5100.)
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.