22 East 13th St., Union Square
Status: Opening Tonight.
In a matter of hours, Chris Jaeckle and Chris Cannon — AKA Chris Squared — will open All'onda, a new Italian restaurant on 13th Street that will offer the people of New York City a ray of sunshine on this gloomy Monday. Jaeckle, who earned raves as the chef at Ai Fiori, is serving a menu Venetian-inspired cuisine that has a few Japanese influences mixed in for good measure. The menu includes risotto with sepia and bottarga, tortellini with parmesan dashi, bucatini with smoked uni, Guinea hen with foie gras sugo, and monkfish with urchin polenta. For starters, guests can order several crudo dishes, as well as snacks like squid ink arancini and monkfish liver crostino.
Chris Cannon, who is consulting here and running the front of the house, has assembled a list of Italian wines that includes a lot of sparkling options. The restaurateur has been out of the game since his divorce with Michael White three years ago, but Cannon has a sterling reputation in the industry, and a lot of diners, chefs, and restaurateurs have been eagerly awaiting his return. Jeffrey Chodorow is also one of the big backers behind this restaurant.
Check out the menus below, stay tuned for pictures of the space tomorrow, and do send any early reports our way.
Previous Coverage: Coming Attractions, 01, 02/14; Coming Attractions, 12/27/13; Coming Attractions, 12/26/13; Eater Interviews, 09/19/13; Plywood Report, 09/11/13; Fall Tracking, 08/26/13; Spring Preview, 04/29/13; Comebacks, 09/24/12.
Further Reading: TONY, Gotham, NYT.