Michael Chiarello talks about his favorite New York restaurants at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.Michael Chiarello talks about his favorite New York restaurants at the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
I have to say, as a Californian, I still have to admit that New York's the town. Somebody says I've never eaten Italian food in New York, where would I go? I like to go to friends' restaurants, cuz I think that adds some flavor to it at the same time. Coal-burning oven at Lombardi's, the clam pie only for there which is great. Also [UNKNOWN] for the [UNKNOWN] on this side. The best value lunch in all of New York, I think, is kind of the three course, $39 de posta lunch. Blow your mind. [LAUGH] The best value, I think, in America. I love the bonita flake pasta at Morea and then after that it's kind of cocktails. Cocktails of lincoln. Cocktails anti pasta of lincoln. That's my way through kind of Italian from the left coast looking right.