Locanda Verde's Corn Ravioli, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

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No. 69: Corn ravioli from Locanda Verde

Much of the food media's attention is focused on Andrew Carmellini's newest venture, Lafayette, at the moment, and as a result, that large place is packed regularly. But the chef's other restaurants aren't exactly suffering in the shadow of their newest sibling--Locanda Verde's wait on a recent weeknight, for instance, stretched for an hour, and a celebrity or two stopped by for a table. The Tribeca restaurant turns out a solid menu of neighborhood Italian fare, and a couple of dishes on the menu are real standouts. One of those is the corn ravioli. Little pasta pockets are filled with sweet pureed corn before they're paired to the subtle earthiness of hen of the woods mushrooms and served on a pool of smoked tomato sauce, which lends acidity to the rich flavor combination, rendering it deceptively light. A finishing tuft of crispy wisps of leek adds a clean, anise flavor as well as harmonious texture, crackling against the soft pasta in the mouth.

Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes, and drinks. Until then, you can get a taste of our contenders as we count down, in no particular order, our 100 favorite dishes from around the boroughs, a list of laudable eats worth tracking down right now.

No. 100: Taqueria Lower East Side's carnitas
No. 99: Tartine's steamed mussels
No. 98: Malu's Cookie Monster ice cream
No. 97: Coppelia's Havana salad
No. 96: Falansai's clay pot catfish
No. 95: Uncle Boons' Khao Soi Kaa Kai
No. 94: ABC Cocina's salted caramel "impossible" flan
No. 93: Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine's peanut noodles
No. 92: Distilled's country-fried duck and waffles
No. 91: Calliope's octopus salad
No. 90: Charlie Bird's diver scallop crudo
No. 89: Silver Moon Bakery's fig and pepper bread
No. 88: Stage Restaurant's egg, cheese, and sausage on a roll
No. 87: Manzanilla's Marbella's Full Moon
No. 86: Bia's Cary Ga
No. 85: La Newyorkina's pineapple jalapeño paleta
No. 84: Empellón Taqueria's skirt steak tacos
No. 83: Sugar Sweet Sunshine's pistachio cupcake
No. 82: El Chivito d'Oro's skirt steak
No. 81: Saro Bistro's satarash
No. 80: Oda House's adjaruli khatchapuri
No. 79: Hill Country Chicken's pie milkshake
No. 78: Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue's chili mac
No. 77: The Musket Room's steak and cheese pie
No. 76: Battery Harris' Baked Patties
No. 75: Legend's Dan Dan Noodles
No. 74: Pure Thai's Nakorn-Patom duck noodles soup
No. 73: Melt Bakery's Morticia
No. 72: Calexico's Baja Fish Taco
No. 71: Sushi Dojo's Omakase
No. 70: Bear's smoked whitefish

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Location Info

Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant


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