Cucina Alba Opens, Serving Italian at the Edge of the High Line

The chef Adam Leonti is bringing his type of Italian delicacies to the sting of the Excessive Line. His new restaurant opens in Lantern Home, a residential constructing with bay home windows by Thomas Heatherwick, finest identified for the Vessel, the sculptural centerpiece of Hudson Yards. In partnership with the restaurateurs Cobi Levy and Will Makris’s Prince Road Hospitality, Mr. Leonti will contact down in varied components of Italy, from Sicily to the north, with what he says might be acquainted fare. He calls it “trip Italian,” the dishes Individuals get pleasure from when visiting Italy, like focaccia baked in a Roman oven. The restaurant’s identify means daybreak in Italian, however can be that of a premier white truffle city in northern Italy. Mr. Leonti plans to maintain the pastas restricted to 4, seasonal and rotating with selections like smoked lemon cacio e pepe and pici alla nerano. As is his wont, the emphasis might be on bread. “I’ve put in probably the most unbelievable bread ovens to bake our breads and pastries,” he stated. He’s shopping for wheat from Pennsylvania and milling it in-house. Dinner will begin with bread and diverse butters, together with one with black truffles. The wine checklist will emphasize Italy. The high-ceilinged eating room, accomplished in delicate tones of coral and yellow, is mild and ethereal with an open kitchen, terrazzo flooring and seating for 90 inside with a spacious terrace open air. (Opens Aug. 26)

515 West 18th Road, 212-390-9595,

The newly opened Radio Resort in Washington Heights, a boutique property close to the entry to the George Washington Bridge, consists of this Dominican restaurant created in collaboration with the chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval. It’s a department of a restaurant in Ciudad Colonial in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. The identify is that of a Dominican coconut and honey sweet, which, in fact, might be served, with rum raisin ice cream, as a finale after a meal that faucets into many Latin American influences however emphasizes Dominican delicacies with tostones, sancocho and La Bandera Dominicana with rice, beans and meat. Carnival masks adorn the house furnished with items made within the Dominican Republic. The restaurant additionally has a courtyard the place music and dancing are a part of the scene. (Thursday)

Radio Resort, 2420 Amsterdam Avenue (West 181st Road),

Guo (pronounced “goo”) Wenjun began his profession cooking elaborate imperial Chinese language fare along side grasp cooks when he was 14. Now 55, he’s nonetheless at it, with a twist. His specialty combines elaborate imperial type with Western influences in dishes that usually require hours and even days to arrange. Notable on the 19-course tasting menu ($518), with 15 savory dishes, three tea programs and dessert, are hen and beef soup with black truffles; tofu with caviar; noodles with black bean sauce, from a Qing dynasty recipe; braised morels with double mushrooms; mustard greens with black rice and lobster tails; fried foie gras au jus; and hundred happiness and eight treasures in a bean curd pouch served in a Thai rosewood jewellery field. Pairings of seven wines are $198, however there’s additionally an à la carte wine checklist. As befits meals like this, the desk appointments are luxurious — assume serving cloches traced with pure gold — and the eating room, seating 10 with reservations at 5:30 and eight:30 p.m., presents conventional accents.

135 East fiftieth Road, 212-866-9888,

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