Straight from Milan – 10 Corso Como Cafe, South Street Seaport, NYC
A friend proposed a trip to South Street Seaport to poke around the new 10 Corso Como store from Milan that had opened in September and lunch at the eponymous restaurant. Chidingly suggesting this saved us a trip to Milan!
The black-and-white (oh, so NY!) facility occupies the first floor of the historic Fulton Market Building. We had some service issues at the restaurant, but let that slide since we knew we were there during its soft opening. That and we lucked out waving down the sweetheart of a managing director, Alessio de Sensi, who from that point made sure we were taken care of properly.
We began with their version of a margarita — a signature namesake cocktail made with Casamigos Blanco, Amaro Montenegro, blood orange juice, lime and agave — served in a special insulated glass to keep it nice and chilled. Not too sweet, not too acidic, just right!
Also, near-perfection is their melt-in-your-mouth vitello tonnato — tender veal with a tuna sauce garnished with capers ($16). I also recommend the torino di melanzane — tender (not breaded) eggplant, mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano ($14).
The beef in the polpettine pomodoro & mozzarella was a bit over-handled ($16) making the morsels a little tough. The bright side: that tomato sauce the 5 meatballs sat in was well seasoned and delicious.
Giving them the benefit of the doubt as they were still getting their act together, I would highly recommend. And, if the weather is still good, dine al fresco!
10 Corso Como Cafe
South Street Seaport
1 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038