A New Modern Italian Restaurant from Manhattan’s Original Tre Dici Team Opens in Westchester County, NY
PURCHASE, NY (Winter 2016) — Exciting things are happening in Westchester County. Executive Chef Giuseppe Fanelli (tre dici; tre dici STEAK; Felidia’s; Rao’s, NYC) is bringing his modern Italian cuisine to tredici NORTH (578 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY, 10577; 914.997.4113; www.tredicinorth.com), a beautiful new restaurant in Purchase in the town of Harrison. For the past decade, Fanelli has led the tre dici/tre dici STEAK* team in Manhattan, and he is thrilled to now be offering his inventive Italian fare to the northern neighborhood.
Fanelli takes classic Italian dishes and puts his own creative spin on them. Diners can begin with wonderful starters, including Tuna Tartare and Braised Leek and Chicory Flan. Known for his fresh, handmade pasta, Fanelli serves one-of-a-kind items, such as The Zucca - Burrata ravioli with pumpkin and butternut squash crema, browned butter, sage, bruléed with smoked whiskey sugar; and Kobe Ravioli with dark chocolate and Fontina. For the main course, Fanelli elevates traditional Italian cooking with hearty house specialties, including Veal Chop Valdostana; Wild Boar; and Lamb Chops - grilled whisky smoked sugar and cayenne dusted chops, sweet potato marshmallow flan, and ginger beer braised greens.
Taking full advantage of his smoker, Fanelli is introducing unique smoked dishes, such as Smoked LI Duck with porcini and vanilla oil over pappardelle; as well as a terrific variety of fine steaks hand selected by Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, and an exclusive burger blend of prime beef belly, chuck and flat iron. Fresh seafood selections, such Black Sea Bass with gigante beans, nduja, aged balsamic and lobster reduction; and Fanelli’s signature Angry Lobster served in a cast iron pan, are also available. For dessert, guests will want to save room for one of tredici NORTH’s housemade creations, including Peanut Butter and Jelly Panna Cotta and Chocolate Flan.
tredici NORTH features an International wine list, as well as a nice selection of beers, and specialty cocktails. Tredici NORTH’s neighbor, American fashion designer Kenneth Cole, is responsible for the restaurant’s stylish front- and back-of-the-house attire.
Michael Macaluso, M.J. Macaluso & Associates can be credited with tredici NORTH’s design, which consists of three distinct environments, a first floor dining room, bar and second floor intimate dining space (80 seats total). Like its cuisine, the design is a thoughtful examination into the interplay of essential elements and references on the senses. It is once familiar and exciting; accessible yet unexpected; steeped in tradition with an eye to the future.
The bar serves as the dining room’s focal point, meticulously constructed from reclaimed terra cotta, paying homage to the earthy Italian tradition from which the restaurant was born. Reimagining basic handcrafted elements into a modern work of art, its elegant stone and wood bar reinforce this modern fusion of classical and elegant ingredients offset with iconic flashes of contemporary design in the copper accents.
The showcase for the kitchen’s authentic creations is the dining room, utilizing elemental materials in uncomplicated, yet thoughtful combinations. Varied panes of glass in the metal curtains define the environment and spice the room with the dance of light, motion and sound. The tabletop focuses on the unique combination of materials, arranged in ways that excite the senses. The dining environment changes as daylight leads to night, revealing new intimacies and interactions.
The second floor intimate dining space offers a departure from the refined minimalism of the main dining room and celebrates the tradition of Westchester with a decadent grin. Offset against the framed artwork of nature itself, this secreted parlor, rich in detail, offers guests an opportunity to celebrate in seclusion.
tredici NORTH is open everyday for dinner, with daily lunch and Sunday brunch to come. For more information, please call 914.997.4113 or go to www.tredicinyc.com.
*tre dici/tre dici STEAK (128 West 26th Street, NYC, NY 10001; 212.243.2085; www.tredicinyc.com) closed in the Summer 2015 due to unforeseen structural issues with its neighboring building. Construction is already underway for a new and improved tre dici restaurant in its original space. tre dici loyalists will not have to wait long before their beloved restaurant reopens with its same devoted team.