Wau, From the Laut Chef, Opens on the Upper West Side



The Upper West Side has simply gained a major addition to its eating lineup. This newest enterprise from the chef Salil Mehta seems primarily to Southeast Asia, that includes dishes typically impressed by road meals. (Food from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand determine into the menu.) Mr. Mehta, who’s Indian and likewise owns Laut and Laut Singapura downtown, says he has lengthy been drawn to the area’s flavors. He calls the cooking at Wau “kampung,” the Malaysian time period for village, implying humble and homey. Much of the meals is served family-style. Starters embrace hen satays, Thai tom kha mussels in coconut broth, barbecue ribs, and savory doughnuts with hen and shrimp in a panko crust. There are varied curries and noodle dishes like Singaporean hawker-style noodles and curry laksa, and rice preparations like Indonesian nasi goreng and Hainanese hen rice from Singapore. Tropical fruit drives a lot of the drinks, like the banana leaf old school, by Colin Stevens, the restaurant’s beverage director. It’s a compact area, with cubicles seating 45, and a bar for 10, all achieved with classic latticework and colourful upholstery. An enclosed sidewalk space, with 65 spots, is strung with sparkly lights and little Malaysian moon kites known as “wau,” the inspiration for the title.

434 Amsterdam Avenue, 917-261-5926, waunyc.com.


Coco Pazzo

Pino Luongo has moved his SoHo restaurant, Coco Pazzo, into the former Giorgione in Hudson Square, an area he took over for one in all his Coco Pazzerias. Mr. Luongo mentioned he wished a bigger restaurant with an space for personal eating, which the new location affords. The menu will mix Coco Pazzo dishes with some well-liked Coco Pazzeria gadgets. The Coco Pazzeria in Midtown East stays in enterprise.

307 Spring Street (Greenwich Street), 646-850-1003, cocopazzonyc.com.

La Rotisserie

Francis Staub, who based the French cookware firm Staub, was an unique accomplice of Le Coq Rico on East 20th Street in Manhattan with the chef Antoine Westermann. (Mr. Westermann owns Le Coq Rico in Paris.) The chef withdrew his direct involvement with the New York restaurant two years in the past and, although he’s nonetheless a accomplice, it’s Mr. Staub who’s operating the present. After a pandemic hiatus, Mr. Staub has turned it into this French rotisserie restaurant the place poultry, beef, pork and greens will burnish on vertical and horizontal spits. The restaurant consists of two rooms, every with bars, that meet in a rear eating room. In addition to the rotisserie gadgets, the star of which is the Sasso-breed hen served with a alternative of sauces, there are appetizers like foie gras terrine, duck crackling salad and oeufs mimosa. A sampler menu is $22 at lunch, $42 at dinner.

30 East 20th Street, 212-267-7426, larotisserienyc.com.

Three of Cups

The tarot card symbolizing revelry and feasting is dropped at life at this new SoHo restaurant the place the dinner choices embrace festa boards for tables of as much as six folks. The boards are loaded with gadgets like salmon, home made bratwurst, vegetarian meatloaf comprised of greens, and rotisserie hen, plus salads, grains and greens, all for sharing. Michael Polesny is an proprietor of the restaurant, open for breakfast by way of dinner, and Santo Vicenzino, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, is the chef and co-owner. Rachel Lauginiger, the consulting chef who was at Marlow and Daughters, collaborated with Mr. Polesny and Mr. Vicenzino on the menu. A liquor license is pending; the restaurant shouldn’t be associated to the pizzeria of the similar title that was in the East Village.

150 Sullivan Street (West Houston Street), 646-649-4221, threeofcupssoho.com.

Esora Omakase

J-Spec, the East Village Japanese restaurant, has opened a companion restaurant in the adjoining storefront. It consists of a counter seating simply seven diners for a set tasting, $185, at 6:30 p.m. solely. The chef, Koichi Endo, prepares the complete meal himself in entrance of visitors. He serves sushi and tempura on the similar menu and makes use of Wagyu in each preparations, some unusual touches.

239 East Fifth Street (Second Avenue), 212-287-0107, jspec-ny.com/esora-omakase.

Mr. Sun

Jacky Sun and his companions on this new high-end Chinese restaurant in Midtown West already personal China Xiang, a Sichuan spot on West 42nd Street in Manhattan, in addition to Hunan Cafe in Flushing and Chairman Sun in Long Island City, each in Queens. At their newest enterprise, the specialties are Peking duck roasted in an oven imported from China, and dim sum, together with some elite gadgets like edamame dumplings with black truffle sauce, and shumai with entire tiny abalone on prime.

48 West 48th Street, 718-316-9811, mrsun48.com.


The delicacies of Beijing is on provide at this new Restaurant Row Chinese spot, which is alleged to emphasise the cooking methods of Chinese courtroom custom. Peking duck, Beijing zha jiang noodles combined tableside, and dim sum are featured amongst the 80 selections on the menu. For the opening days, the chef is Anthony Wang, a Beijing native. Eventually, a committee of cooks will run the kitchen. The setting has a classic look to duplicate conventional wood-framed Chinese courtyards.

353 West 46th Street, 646-669-8299, chai-nyc.com.

Beppe Trattoria

This Tuscan restaurant, which first opened in the Flatiron district in 2001 and closed in 2010, has been reopened by Gerald Lieblich, the actual property developer who purchased and renovated the Russian Tea Room in 2006 and have become an proprietor of Beppe in 2007. The menu hews to Tuscany with dishes like ribollita, pappardelle with wild boar and Chianti sauce, bistecca alla fiorentina, arista pork loin, and cacciucco fish stew. The chef is Marc Taxiera, who was the govt chef at Beppe for 3 years.

234 West 56th Street, 212-586-2403, beppe.nyc.


This all-day cafe with three places in Brooklyn has opened an industrial-looking Manhattan outpost. It’s owned by Rod Coligado and Hugo Murray, and identified for its home made candy and savory pastries (additionally bought retail). The govt chef is Christian Ramos, previously a sous chef at Per Se. Nicole Hamilton can be in the kitchen to end up gluten-free and vegan gadgets.

177 Lafayette Street (Grand Street), no telephone, butler-nyc.com.

Fresh Pond Cocktail Club

Johnny Swet, a mixologist who owns Grand Republic Cocktail Club and Jimmy in SoHo, has opened his newest in Ridgewood, Queens, the place it nudges Bushwick, Brooklyn. An opulent inside offers option to a backyard for out of doors imbibing, climate allowing. The drink listing contains Mr. Swet’s takes on the Salty Dog and the Tom Collins, together with a traditional old school and a tiki cooler, the Mermaid. Different kinds of sizzling canine are provided on the meals aspect.

64-18 Fresh Pond Road (Linden Street), Ridgewood, Queens, 929-295-8956, fresh-pond-cocktail-club.enterprise.website.

Night Markets

The well-liked assortment of Queens Night Market distributors, which has assembled since 2015 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, opens once more this weekend. Among the greater than 50 individuals promoting meals are newcomers with Malaysian skate wings, Haitian goodies, and large fried Tibetan dumplings. John Wang, who based the market, mentioned the market’s proceeds from the opening night time together with donations by specific distributors will go to these in Queens who suffered injury from Hurricane Ida however couldn’t obtain authorities help. The market can be open Saturdays from 6 p.m. till midnight by way of Oct. 30. The Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza, which opened in April, has modified its hours. It’s now open from four to 10 p.m., as a substitute of midday to 7 p.m., on Saturdays. It can be open by way of November.

queensnightmarket.com; bronxnightmarket.com. (verify: 646-399-7938)

Chefs on the Move

Lindsey Verardo

After incomes accolades as the govt pastry chef at Benno, Leonelli Taberna and Leonelli Bakery, Ms. Verardo has returned to Le Bernardin, the place she labored from 2012 to 2014. Now, she’ll be the govt pastry chef. Her French research are revealed in desserts like vacherin with white sesame dacquoise.

Alain Allegretti

This chef, who was at Bistro La Promenade in New York and Azure at the Revel in Atlantic City, is now the culinary director and accomplice for the Fig & Olive group of eating places, with places in Manhattan; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Houston; and Newport Beach, Calif.

Linda Luo

This former chef at Intersect by Lexus can be the govt chef at the Hudson Yards restaurant the Tavern, previously the Tavern by WS. It reopens on Thursday with a menu of American bistro fare that’s centered much less on meat than it was beforehand.

David Joo

Mr. Joo, the former sous-chef at the Peninsula New York in Midtown, is now the resort’s govt chef, accountable for its restaurant, Clement, which has simply reopened.

Kahari Woolcock

This native of Jamaica is now the chef de delicacies at Miss Lily’s.



After 26 years at Third Avenue and 73rd Street, Tony Fortuna, the proprietor, is transferring his well-liked Upper East Side restaurant. It’s a lease subject, and never associated to the pandemic. He will shut after dinner on Saturday and hopes to assuage his devoted regulars by reopening close by quickly, although he has not secured his new location. He additionally has a Southampton department of the restaurant.

1278 Third Avenue (73rd Street), 212-772-0404, tbarnyc.com.

Michelin California

Agnes, Birdie G’s, Citrin, Fellow, Gabi James, Jeong Yuk Jeom, Kazan, Konbi, Pasta|Bar and Phenakite are new additions to the Los Angeles listing, which is out there on Michelin’s app.

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