Lunch at Isola today. Does this dining room at the Mondrian SoHo ?
It should. This space was previously home to Imperial No. 9. They replaced the restaurant, but preserved the design. A with all those chandeliers. The entrance was also extended out so now you can enter directly from Crosby Street.
Ready to order.
Burrata pizza! With roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, and squash blossom pesto. Housemade chili oil on the side. Drizzle over the top and pour extra to dip the crust. To share, hamachi crudo with salsa verde and shallots.
It feels like we are on vacation :)
Don’t skip dessert.
Chocolate chip cookies are not officially on the menu, but all you have to do is ask. I wrote about them on Serious Eats, and they are fantastic. Served straight from the oven with two glasses of cold milk. And since it’s Friday, add in the deconstructed tartufo. Warm brownie with hazelnut gelato and a crown of salted caramel cream (my favorite part). Hot fudge rings and feuilletine to finish.
Then it’s off, back into the world.
You’ll pass through this open area on your way out. There’s a swinging porch set off to the side that seats two perfectly. Let’s come back one fall afternoon with a book.