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Meet Danny Meyer's Maialino, Opening Tonight

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[Krieger, 11/10/09]

One of the biggest fall openings on the docket this season is finally upon us. Danny Meyer's Roman bar and trattoria Maialino, his first high end restaurant to open since The Modern in '05, debuts tonight at 5:30 PM. A recap of the earlier preview for those who missed it: the former Wakiya space has been reinvented by Meyer and David Rockwell as a bright, cream and wood accented new space with a 55 seat bar at the front (with its own casual menu), a more formal 70 seat dining area in the back, a salumi and pastry station in between, and a 22 seat pdr in the far rear. The fare: authentic Roman but with Greenmarket and New York influences. For now she's open Mon - Sat for dinner but will eventually be open on Sundays and every day for breakfast and lunch. The resy line is here, 212-777-2410, the menu is down below, and for more reading, see here, here, here, here, and here.

SALUMI
Prosciutto di Parma..................................................................11
Prosciutto San Daniele ............................................................11
Prosciutto la Quercia................................................................11
Speck.........................................................................................10
Finocchiona.................................................................................9
Cacciatorini.................................................................................7
Soppressata Piccante..................................................................7
Salame Toscana..........................................................................8
Salame Rosa................................................................................8
Mortadella...................................................................................7
Assaggio | Serves 2 to 3............................................................22
Grande Selezione | Serves 4 to 6.............................................36

ANTIPASTI
Insalata Misticanza | Autumn Greens, Lemon & Olive Oil..12
Carpaccio di Polpo | Octopus, Potatoes & Arugula................14
Stracciatella Romana | Chicken Broth & Egg.......................10
Minestra di Farro e Rapa | Spelt & Turnips..........................11
Trippa alla Trasteverina | Tripe, Tomato, Pecorino & Mint.10
Zampina E Borlotti...................................................................13
Carciofi Alla Romana...............................................................10

PRIMI
Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe | Pecorino & Black Pepper..............13
Paccheri alla Gricia | Guanciale & Black Pepper..................14
Spaghetti alla Carbonara | Black Pepper, Guanciale & Egg15
Bucatini all’Amatriciana | Spicy Tomato & Guanciale.........15
Spaghettini alle Vongole | White Wine, Clams & Garlic.......16
Bavette in Guazzetto | Cod, Basil & Tomato.........................15
Malfatti al Maialino | Suckling Pig Ragu & Arugula...........17
Raviolo al Uovo | Egg Yolk, Ricotta & Potato........................13

PESCE
Fritto Misto | Prawns, Whiting, Calamari & Cod.................26
Pesce Spada | Swordfish, Fennel & Mushrooms...................25
Spigola al Forno | Whole Sea Bass & Bitter Green Salad.....30

SECONDI
Coda alla Vaccinara | Oxtails, Tomato & Celery...................24
Scottadita d’Abbacchio | Lamb Chops & Caponata...............29
Abbacchio alla Cacciatora | Lamb Neck, Rosemary & Frascati23
Pollo alla Diavola | Half Chicken, Black Pepper & Rapini...24
Bistecca di Bue | Aged Sirloin, Heirloom Beans & Escarole30
Lombatina di Vitello | Veal T-Bone, Greens & Pancetta.......32
Melazane Alla Parmigiana......................................................18
Maialino Al Forno (Per 2) .......................................................64

CONTORNI
Patate al Forno | Roasted Potatoes & Rosemary.....................6
Cipolline in Agrodolce | Sweet & Sour Onions........................5
Rapini all’Agro | Broccoli Rabe, Lemon & Olive Oil................8
Spinaci all’Agro | Spinach, Lemon & Olive Oil.......................7
Fagioli con Scarola | Heirloom Beans & Escarole...................7
Funghi Trifolati | Mushrooms, Garlic & Herbs.......................9

DOLCI
Torta della Nonna | Pine Nut Tart...........................................8
Pera al Cesanese | Poached Pears in Red Wine.......................9
Tartufo | Frozen Chocolate Truffle & Brandied Cherries.......9
Torta di Mele | Apple Cake & Marsala Cream........................8
Sformato di Ricotta | Figs & Honey..........................................9
Tiramisu......................................................................................8
Gelato E Biscotti.........................................................................7
Vin Santo E Biscotti.................................................................12
Affogato.......................................................................................6

FORMAGGI
Cacio di Roma (Lazio).................................................................4
Pecorino Romano DOP (Lazio)...................................................4
Pecorino Foglie di Noce (Marche)..............................................6
Pecorino Oro Antico (Toscano)...................................................5
Gregoriano (Abruzzo).................................................................6
Ricotta Scorza Nera (Abruzzo)...................................................6
La Tur (Piemonte)......................................................................6
Gorgonzola Cremificato (Lombardia)........................................4
Parmigiano Reggiano (Emilia-Romagna).................................6
Robiola Bosina (Langhe)............................................................6
Piave Vecchio (Veneto)...............................................................4
3 Selezioni.................................................................................11
5 Selezioni.................................................................................18
7 Selezioni.................................................................................25

Maialino

2 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10010 (212) 777-2410 Visit Website

Maialino

2 Lexington Ave., New York, NY

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