The opening of Mediterranean spot Casa La Femme—known back when it was open on Wooster Street and, less so, uptown for its belly dancing, hookas, and tented, closer tables—has been much anticipated and heavily delayed. According to reps, the place won't be entirely open to the public until the week of the 26th, largely due to a recent fire. All this true, and highly contradictory to both UrbanDaddy's take, which has it open at present, and Guest of a Guest's, which has it open and sucky. As a matter of public address:
UD intel: "Once upon a time there was a place in New York where you could wander over a soft, sand-covered floor and settle at your opulent tented table"
Intel intel: Grass, not sand.
UD intel: "starting tonight, with the opening of the new Casa La Femme in the West Village, that time has returned."
Intel intel: They have been open a couple nights a week for mezzes and drinks in the bar area, but have yet to complete their menu and open up fully to the public.
GoaG intel: "Though the opening night of Casa La Femme...was something Jason and I were excited to experience on Friday, we ended up with a fairly disappointing dinner?"
Intel intel: According to our sources the event was private, not an opening night party
UD Intel: Behold, the menu!
Intel intel: That is a sample menu, given to curious neighbors, but the real menu has not been finalized.
· Su Casa [UD]
· Tim and Jason at the Re-Opening of Restaurant Casa La Femme [GoaG]
· All Casa La Femme Coverage
— photo: the old Casa La Femme