Hot new Williamsburg restaurant Leuca starts serving chef Andrew Carmellini’s Southern Italian take on breakfast and lunch starting today. Hit-making restaurant group Noho Hospitality’s only full-service restaurant at The William Vale Hotel opened for dinner two weeks ago, serving wood-fired Italian dishes. But the launch of daytime meals is just as exciting for fans of the team. Breakfast and brunch service at their Manhattan restaurants Locanda Verde and Lafayette have reputations for being among the best in the city, and this is Noho's first restaurant in Brooklyn.
At Leuca, breakfast will be daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Like at dinner, Carmellini and executive chef Anthony Ricco drew inspiration from Southern Italy for the menu. An eggs Benedict comes with pepperoni, pane siciliano, and pizza hollandaise, and a baked egg dish comes with Calabrian chiles, mozzarella, and grilled bread. A waffle option is made with polenta and comes with orange-mulberry syrup and mascarpone, and the pancake option is lemon-ricotta. Pastries and fresh juices will also be available.
Lunch, only available on weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., offers pizzas, pastas, and a selection of antipasti, including a fennel salad and a tuna crudo. Three Italian sandwiches also show up at lunch, one with chicken cutlet and marsala mushroom and another with salami, provolone, giardiniera, and Calabrian pepper. It will be the second daytime food option from the group at The William Vale Hotel, located at 111 North 12th St. Seasonal Airstream burger truck Mister Dips, which Eater resident carnivore Nick Solares says dishes out a joy of a burger, is still open for business at the hotel’s public park. Check out the full breakfast and lunch menus below, and let us know what you think if you stop by.