Published August 23, 2013
Do the Mash
Your Pre-Dancing MPD Dinner Spot
Today’s subject is Malt & Mash
, an airy, fleeting bit of pre- and post-lounging deliciousness in
the old La Gazzetta space. It’s now open in Meatpacking. It’s from the folks behind Sons of Essex. And
before you descend, know this...
There’s a shelf life.
Within eight months, they’re shifting the restaurant
operation around the corner and expanding it. So it still looks
pretty much like La Gazzetta
, minus the chandeliers.
The food’s got some impressive lineage.
Foie gras roulade with chipotle peanut
butter. Short rib topped with scallion ash. It all sounds a little... ambitious
. Until you learn it’s from a chef who did stints at the French Laundry and El
Bulli. Decent joints, those.
It’s a conduit for more traditional Meatpacking-y things.
Grab dinner. Bring a date.
By all means, sit and have sage daiquiris (and hold on to summer for dear life). But if you wander upstairs,
you’ll find Opus, a wood-and-brick spot with oversize Vogue
and Vanity Fair
the wall. Downstairs, you’ve got the Raven, a Poe-ish Gothic lounge. Both’ll be great for rhythmic
gyration and fashion week friend-making.
The moral here: look for stairs.
Malt & Mash
53-61 Gansevoort St
(between 9th and Washington)
New York, NY 10014