Ai Fiori

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Chef PJ Calapa and Sommelier Emilie Perrier of Ai Fiori - New York, NY

400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
(212) 613-8660
www.aifiorinyc.com
Hours: Mon 7am-9:30 pm; Tues -Thus 7am-10pm; Fri 7am-10:30pm; Sat 7am-10:30pm; Sun 7am-9:30pm

With a name like Michael White’s attached to a restaurant, diners come to Ai Fiori with high expectations, which 2013 Rising Star Chef PJ Calapa promptly fulfills. Set in the luxurious Setai hotel, Ai Fiori mixes and matches from the best flavors and traditions of Ligurian cuisine and food from the French Riviera. The neutral dining room—with its earthy palette and soft lighting—is an understated setting for the indulgent flavors and skillful technique coming out of the kitchen. White’s trademark enticing pastas abound, but dishes such as seared bay scallops with celery root, black truffle, and bone marrow shine just as brightly. To select the perfect wine, turn to 2013 Rising Star Sommelier Emilie Perrier, who applies her extensive knowledge to a seriously comprehensive list to offer approachable and unexpected pairings.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Corzetti, Duck Ragu, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Ricotta
  • Ricci e Cavolfiore: Cauliflower Panna Cotta, Sea Urchin, Lemon Parmesan

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