In 2011, when I was getting stoked about home cooking as my book, “Man with a Pan,” graced the tail end of the New York Times best-seller list, Andrew Carmellini opened The Dutch, which won top awards all over town. “Once a protégé of Gray Kunz at Lespinasse and Daniel Boulud’s original chef de cuisine at Café Boulud, later the founding chef at A Voce on Madison Avenue, Mr. Carmellini was a star of both French and Italian cooking when he left the employ of others to open Locanda Verde in TriBeCa in 2009,” Sam Sifton wrote in his two-star review in the Times shortly after it opened. “Now, with the Dutch, he is cooking what he calls American food. By this he means the best casual-restaurant food he can come up with, out of all the larders available to him as an American who lives and works in New York City.” By more recent accounts, The Dutch still has it. (131 Sullivan St., at Prince St. 212-677-6200.)
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.