Frank DeCarlo, chef and owner of Nolita’s Peasant in Nolita and Bacaro on the Lower East Side, is opening Barba Bianca on Thursday in the historic harbor town of Greenport, New York. It’s a seasonal restaurant opening lasting until October 1 and DeCarlo’s first since debuting Bacaro in 2007.
The menu skews coastal Italian, and focuses strictly on ingredients found and foraged within a five mile radius of the restaurant. “The cuisine at this restaurant goes beyond farm to table,” says DeCarlo. “I source all of our produce and proteins from the North Fork, from farms, foragers and fishermen.” He even decided to name his restaurant in honor of those fishermen and their white beards.
Expect dishes like zucchini flowers with ricotta, bucatini with shrimp, blue crab spaghetti, and a whole-roasted porgy. Non-seafood items include fried rabbit with a carrot salad.
Dinner service at Barba Bianca will be available Thursday through Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Starting at 4:00 p.m. daily the restaurant’s dock will open for aperitif hour. When Barba Bianca officially opens for dinner on Thursday, June 15, it sounds like it will be a go-to for watching the sunset, sipping, and grazing. Do let us know what you think if you happen to stop by.