Now Open: Paul Kahan's Nico OsteriaBy Sarah Freeman | December 3, 2013 By Sarah Freeman | December 3, 2013
One does not simply eat at the most highly anticipated new restaurant of the year. One scrutinizes every detail, from the flatware to the origin of the olive oil, in order to extrude - like the freshly made pasta - every bit of flavor from this dining experience. Because trust us, when dinner is in Paul Kahan’s hands, it’s going to be an experience. Opened last night, Nico Osteria is One Off Hospitality's (Donnie Madia, Paul Kahan, Terry Alexander and Kimberly Galban) tribute to Italy, which focuses on the coastal regions, with a menu rich with rustic dishes like housemade pastas and more delicate offerings such as grilled swordfish. Helping Kahan transport the simple flavors into a refined space is the culinary team of chef de cuisine Erling Wu-Bower and pastry chef Amanda Rockman.
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