Pleasing to crowds and critics alike, the original Meatpacking-district Scarpetta is moving this fall to a new hotel across town. Opened in 2008 by Scott Conant, who wooed Frank Bruni in the Times that year with his abilities with the tomato (“Is any other chef coaxing more or better from it than he?,” Bruni wondered), the southern Italian restaurant has remained under the same corporate ownership since then, though Conant has moved on to other things. No matter. “Oh Scarpetta, you make my tummy so happy!,” reads a recent Yelp review. “’I’ve been here twice now, and it really feels like no matter what dish we order it’ll come out amazing.” (355 W. 14th St. 212-691-0555.)
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.