As I mentioned in the previous post, I was in NY last week. It felt good to be home and the weather was like springtime, which made walking around a pleasure.
On one of my jaunts, I discovered Lusso, a tiny new restaurant (just two weeks old) on West Broadway at Grand. In a neighborhood of mediocre dining options including Felix and Cipriani Downtown — both old, cramped and filled with tourists — Lusso is a refreshing newcomer.
Careful attention has been paid to everything from the artwork on display and the cocktail menu to the lighting, layout and, of course, the menu.
The delicious Crostini came with an oh-so-smooth chicken liver spread that was creamy and rich; my osso bucco was tender and juicy, and the bed of risotto on which it was served was just the right consistency. My dining companion enjoyed a rabbit pappardelle infused with blackberries.
Without a doubt, the Tiramisu for Two was most memorable. Homemade ladyfingers were a special touch that added a lightness to the dessert rarely experienced elsewhere. The flavors were perfectly balanced, the cream was fluffy and light and the portion was more than generous.
Hopefully, Chef Bruce Dillion will continue to keep the menu fresh and satisfying, bringing flavor and simple comfort to a neighborhood in need.
331 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013