EMM Group, the owners of Abe & Arthurs, SL, and Tenjune have announced that they signed a lease on a new space in the Meatpacking District, on 13th Street and 9th Avenue. The space will be turned into a 3 store, 12,000 square foot seafood restaurant and lounge, with the top floor being an enclosed roof deck. Franklin Becker of Abe & Arthurs will head the kitchen upon opening. More info from Eater here.
Sunday, July 11th starting at 2:30pm, Brass Monkey will be holding a World Cup Block Party on Little West 12th Street, between 10th Avenue and Washington Street in honor of the World Cup Final Game. Swing by to catch the game on 2 giant outdoor screens and enjoy the festivities!
Villa Pacri is about to re-establish Gansevoort Street, opening in the space that previously housed Merkato 55 initially with their ground floor cafe La Gazzetta. The name Villa Pacri comes from the "Villa" inspiration for this concept, which will be a multi (4) level space, each offering a different dinning experience and unique atmosphere; while all tying into a authentic, neighborhood Italian hospitality theme.
Opening July 1st is La Gazzetta, which is the ground floor cafe, with a take-out section of Villa Pacri. La Gazzetta will offer a casual cafe dining experience, with regional ingredients and a neighborly feel. The take-out section will offer coffee, pastries, sandwiches, as well as fine imported Italian products including cured meats, pastas, olive oil, and more. There will also be outdoor seating for warm weather.
The kitchen of Villa Pacri will be led by Executive Chef Michael Berardino, previously Chef de Cuisine of 2 years at Dell' Anima. The interior is done by award-winning French architect Cyril Durand Behar, and La Gazzetta features an amazing centerpiece chandelier composed of 300 wine glasses.
Villa Pacri - 55 Gansevoort Street - (212) 924-5559 - villapacri.com
The rooftop of The Standard, New York is complete and soft opening this week. The rooftop and the pool-bar on the opposite side of the 18th floor from the Boom Boom Room will be called "Le Bain", which is French for the bath. Images courtesy of Urban Daddy here.
Tickets for the 2010 NYC Wine and Food Festival are on sale starting today, June 21st. The NYC Wine and Food Festival is from October 7-10th 2010, featuring the Meatpacking District as a host neighborhood. Get tickets for events like the neighborhood-wide wine and food tasting "Meatpacking Uncorked presented by the Corcoran Group", "The Lobster Place presents the Oyster Bash at The Standard, New York", or "Debragga at Dusk" featuring Daniel Boulud and Tom Colicchio among others.
All proceeds from tickets for these events go to the charities Share our Strength and Food Bank for New York City.
Get your tickets here.