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Steakcraft: Ristorante Morini's Fiorentina for Two

To further prove my point that there is no single right way to cook a steak, the newly minted Ristorante Morini serves one up that is marinated in an herb, garlic, and oil mix under vacuum before being seared on the grill and finished in the oven. This comes from a group that already employs three different methods of preparing their steaks at their restaurants and an entirely distinct method at Costata, the steakhouse jewel in Morini's crown. More

Steakcraft: Michael White's Steaks at Marea, Ai Fiori, and Osteria Morini

While chef Michael White is best know for his rococo interpretations of Italian cuisine, he is at heart a corn-fed Midwestern kid with a love of corn-fed American beef. This is evident at three of his Manhattan restaurants: Marea, Ai Fiori, and Osteria Morini. At each he serves one of the crown jewels of the butchers meat locker—the dry aged strip loin. And just as the respective restaurants offer different glimpses of the thematic elements that inspire them, so to is the handling of the same cut, leading to three very different, yet equally compelling results. More

Osteria Morini: Michael White For The People

A one-question Italian food pop quiz: What's the difference between an osteria, a trattoria, and a ristorante? The answer can be found at the end of this review. But we've found ourselves unable to care at Osteria Morini, the new restaurant of prodigiously talented Italian chef-restaurateur Michael White (he of the unfortunate, decidedly un-Italian, white bread-y surname). More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Convivio

[Photo: Nick Solares] Convivio 45 Tudor City Place, New York NY 10017 (at 42nd Street, b/n 1st and 2nd Avenue); map); 212-599-5045; convivionyc.com Service: Effusive and professional Setting: Modern room with soft lighting is especially salubrious during the day Compare... More

Marea: Le Collezione

[Photos: Nick Solares] At acclaimed NYC seafood restaurant Marea, chef Michael White crafts a crudo-and-pasta tasting menu, available at Marea's crudo bar. "The pasta station gets slammed every night," White told me when asked what inspired him to create a... More

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