Andrew Carmellini Is Fixin’ to Go Picnic-Style in Locanda Verde’s Private Dining Room

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The tweets have started pouring in from Locanda Verde. Ruth Reichl: Dinner at Locanda Verde. Best dishes: fava bean crostini; fire-roasted shrimp; lamb amatriciania; chicken for 2. And, of course, potatoes. Gael Greene: Locanda Verde luring uptowners to Tribeca in noisy clots. Starstudded crowd last night. Loved crostini & chicken for 2. Theres more gushing in a Feed post up today, and also a bit of news. Carmellini tells the blog more about his plans for the private room and courtyard we mentioned before: I see something like $30 family-style meals and fried chicken dinners and pulled pork nights. Thats right, folks, Carmellini doing fried chicken. A caf is also in the works, with pastries by dessert chef Karen DeMasco.