As reported last month, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich have now filed a liquor license application for their upcoming restaurant in Chelsea's . Now the full proposal is on file with the Community Board, and reveals some good, juicy details about the duo's first major New York restaurant project since Del Posto opened in 2006.
Most notably, the proposal [link to PDF] comes with complete breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. These, of course, are likely to change somewhat (if not a lot) before the restaurant opens, but it still gives a good idea of what to expect. Breakfast includes fried eggs with bottarga and ricotta, amaretti mascarpone pancakes, and $10 cold pressed juice. The lunch and dinner menu, meanwhile, covers all the Italian bases, from antipasti to pasta to meat, seafood, and sides. In line with the restaurant's promises to serve food of the "Italian coasts and islands," there's a particular emphasis on seafood here, with dishes ranging from small plates like scallop tartare, to linguine with octopus all'arrabbiata, and oven roasted orata. This is not to say, however, that the menu doesn't also include a dry aged, bone-in steak.
There's also a separate brunch menu for the weekends, and the application reveals that the restaurant is hoping to stay open until 2 a.m. If all goes as planned, Maritima is currently aiming for a summertime opening.