The Imperial Planter's Punch (for two): Trindad and Martinique rums, planters spices, fresh grapefruit, and lime juices. This week, Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick soft-opened their Lobby Bar inside the Ludlow Hotel, with famed bearded ZZ's Clam Bar bartender Thomas Waugh at the helm. Show More Summary
Waugh is ready to take your order. While the restaurateur powerhouse trio of Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick put the finishing touches on Dirty French, their "roughed-up Gallic bistro" at the Ludlow Hotel set to open later this summer, its counterpart Lobby Bar is soft-opening tonight. Show More Summary
Well, hello there. Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi are opening an outpost of their three-year-old Mulberry Street sandwich shop Parm in Williamsburg, off Bedford Avenue; another is headed to a space near Barclays Center; and yet another is soon to open in Brookfield Place. Show More Summary
Manhattan restaurateurs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, they of the expense account mecca Carbone, will open an offshoot of their Soho hero shop Parm near Barclays Center.
These guys have lots of plans. We already knew that Rich Torrisi, Jeff Zalaznick, and Mario Carbone's Major Food Group is teaming up with entrepreneur Sean MacPherson on the F&B side of the long-delayed Hotel Ludlow, and now, thanksShow More Summary
Welcome back to 60 Second Tasting Menu, a fast-paced visual tour of stunning, elaborate, and technically advanced menus currently on offer across the country. This week, check out chef Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone's playful and beautiful homage to...
The dudes behind retro Italian spot Parm are once again expanding their perennially packed red sauce joint, this time to the Upper West Side. Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone and Jeff Zalaznick will take over the Columbus Avenue space that once housed gut-busting deli Lansky's, which shuttered a year ago this month. Show More Summary
All that and a seeded roll at Parm. Restaurateurs Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi are in the process of bringing Parm to the Columbus Avenue space that was last Lansky's Old World Deli, the Post reports. The rapidly expanding,...Show More Summary
In the pantheon of clichéd holiday gifts, the food basket is up there with the fruitcake and the bacon-of-the-month club. Which is why we asked four great chefs and one cocktail whiz—Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi of Torrisi ItalianShow More Summary
Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick, and Rich Torrisi — owners of ZZ’s Clam Bar — are apparently not fans of Adam Platt, New York’s restaurant critic. While dining at the Greenwich Village location, Platt was greeted by a bouncer, who promptly bounced him. Platt told Grub Street that he had no idea why he and his guests were kicked out. Show More Summary
MacPherson. After dissing Carbone as "fake" in the Times "Sunday Styles" section, prolific hotelier Sean MacPherson now tells Eater he's partnering with Rich Torrisi, Jeff Zalaznick, and Mario Carbone's Major Food Group on the signature restaurant slated to open next spring in the long-delayed Hotel Ludlow. Show More Summary
Coming in 2014. Looks like consistently busy Nolita restaurant Parm is on the verge of a major expansion: As Eater NY first reported, Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi have just announced that Parm will open next year with the likes of Umami Burger and Dos Toros Taqueria at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City. Show More Summary
At Costata, fluke crudo comes with tomato confit, olives, and basil. Not so long ago, "raw fish" in New York meant sushi or sashimi. No longer: Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone surprised everyone this month when they ditched their plans for a club-sandwich spot in favor of a reservations-only raw bar. Show More Summary
Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick love nothing more than eating raw fish and drinking cocktails. "That's what we do in our free time. It's our favorite thing," explains Zalaznick, "we built a place that's an idealized version of what we like to do most." That place is ZZ's Clam Bar
Lunch. Anyone living or working within a certain distance from Parm can now experience what Warby Parker's tortoise-shelled employees have been enjoying for a while, namely food delivered to your door. Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone,...Show More Summary
Big news from Thompson Street: Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone have scrapped plans for their Lobster Club sandwich shop in favor of a reservations-only raw bar opening next weekend. The twelve-seat spot is called ZZ’s Clam Bar — ZZ being the nickname of partner Jeff Zalaznick. Show More Summary
New York Times critic Pete Wells drops three stars on Carbone, the new restaurant from Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick. Quote: "It is a fancy red-sauce joint in Greenwich Village as directed by Quentin Tarantino, bringing back the...
Eater NY interviews chef Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, and business partner Jeff Zalaznick of Torrisi Italian Specialties and the buzzy new Carbone in NYC. Carbone on the Italian-American approach and the pricing: "To do fine dining in this style,...
Bloomberg critic Ryan Sutton awards 3 and a half stars to Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi's newest NYC restaurant, Carbone. He calls the restaurant "spectacular" and writes "The young Carbone is already one of our city's finest seafood spots."
As someone who has over the last three years spent hours talking about food and the creative process with Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone, I thought it would be interesting to talk to them one on one (or should I say one on two) about Carbone, their latest restaurant that focuses on Italian American fine dining. Show More Summary