I've just been to the Ottoman Empire and back!
210 West 94th Street
Between Broadway and Amsterdam
Walking through my Upper West Side neighborhood on a beautiful Saturday night I literally stumbled upon a restaurant I had never seen nor heard of before. Vino Levantino, which opened about 6 months ago, is a charming wine bar serving small plates of delicious food with roots originating from the Ottoman Empire and interpreted by Sephardic Jews journeying through Turkey to Israel. That's a first for me!
Hotel Note: I in need of accommodations on the Upper West Side check out: The Lucerne Hotel.
I ordered the Pinot Grigio Seale, 2012 from the Veneto - fresh, crisp and fruity. A perfect choice to accompany the dishes I ordered.
|Minced Meat Kabobs with Parsley and Red Onion Salad
|Roasted Eggplant with Ricotta and Pomegranates
Vino Levantino is a beautiful space and not over packed with tables on top of each other, like most restaurants in New York City. And Thursday nights there is live music! I can't wait to return and try more of their wines and dishes.