A restaurateur behind acclaimed Denver restaurant Work and Class is opening a restaurant in New York City — with a focus on influences from food of the American Southwest.
Delores Tronco-DePierro is planning a new American restaurant with Southwestern influences called the Banty Rooster, at 24 Greenwich Avenue, near West 10th Street. Dishes from chef John DePierro — Tronco-DePierro’s husband who last worked at esteemed restaurants Rebelle, Miss Ada, and Metta — include pork collar with hatch chile, cotija, and pickled onions; grilled short rib with charred okra and ancho barbecue; and biscochitos (a New Mexican lard cookie with cinnamon and anise) with toasted masa ice cream.
The space seats 75 with a dozen at the bar, as well as a private dining room.
Tronco-DePierro made a name for herself in Denver for opening Work and Class, a Latin and American restaurant that got two James Beard nods and landed on some best new restaurant lists. With the Banty Rooster, she’s bringing a lesser-seen-in-NYC cuisine that has a rich culture. Southwestern restaurants in New York include Javelina, but much of the cuisine in all its breadth has not made its way here yet.
The Banty Rooster opens in November; stay tuned.