Last week, a Midtown Manhattan staple re-opened its doors with a new name and a new look in the former Bice space.
Alfredo 100, whose predecessor Alfredo of Rome had been serving loyals and tourists hearty Italian fare within its Rockefeller Center space since 2001, took over and re-invented the 7 E 54th Street storefront, bringing new life to the address.
The Roman outpost is helmed by owner Russell Bellanca, and has an extensive menu with a number of pastas, meats and more. From decadent dishes like burrata alla alfredo featuring the creamy cheese over grilled zucchini and artichoke tempura to generously-portioned carnivorous plates such as veal scaloppini with ham in white wine, butter and sage sauce served over roasted potatoes, Alfredo 100's kitchen has many Italian classics.
There's even a collection of "Golden Dishes" for the special occasion (and the unregulated wallet), with elegant variations on beloved fettuccini Alfredo, such as an indulgent pile of pasta topped with an ounce of black truffles from Perpignan and truffle butter, all laid on a silver leaf for a cool $85. But save room: Desserts, like the pictured Crostata di Mele, are also available and sound just as mouthwatering.
The man behind the kitchen is Executive Chef James Henderson - of prior Periyali and Oceana acclaim, among others - and the elegant, cozy space just off Fifth Avenue is designed by Garrett Singer.
Reserve your seat to try out Henderson's cooking in its new home by calling (212) 688-1999 or on OpenTable.