Opening week at Minetta Tavern: Madonna. Gwyneth. Me.
OK, I didn’t really sit with Madge and Gwyn. But I was there on Monday (a few nights before they showed up), checking out Keith McNally’s revamped Minetta, which is suddenly everyone’s favorite restaurant in NYC. Some years ago, Minetta Tavern was my parents’ favorite Saturday date-night restaurant, their place to escape and savor a simple Italian meal and some much-needed quiet time.