Over the years, I've had many far-ranging, one-on-one philosophical conversations with Rich Torrisi (of Parm, Carbone, and ZZ's Clam Bar fame), so I'm thrilled to be sharing our latest chat with all of you on this episode of Special Sauce. The result is a revealing, intimate look into the mind of an insanely talented man.
The pumpernickel-everything bagel. This week’s magazine has the latest on Sadelle’s, the forthcoming restaurant from Major Food Group (that’s Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick, or the TCZ gang as we like to call them), in partnership with Melissa Weller, the former Per Se and Roberta’s baker. Show More Summary
It is the firm belief of Melissa Weller, Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi that no one has ever accorded the canonical Jewish appetizing platter of bagels and lox the respect it deserves. And so when the quartet open Sadelle’s,...Show More Summary
Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick, and Rich Torrisi outside the space that became Carbone. It's hard to believe that it was only five and a half years ago that co-chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi opened their first restaurant, a smart, justifiably acclaimed homage to the often maligned, very lowbrow Italian-American cuisine they grew up with. Show More Summary
“No matter how bad you want it to be, it’s not a museum." Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick — experts at revamping historic restaurants — have signed a contract to take over the storied Four Seasons restaurant. After 40 years, Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder's lease is up in July of 2016, and owner Aby J. Show More Summary
The chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi and their business partner, Jeff Zalaznick, all in their 30s, will take over in 2016.
Cecina with lamb tartare, Calabrian tuna, and mushroom Provolone. When Major Food Group won the bid to operate a restaurant attached to the High Line’s new headquarters, partners Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick took culinary cues from their surroundings. Show More Summary
Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone treat the food of France with a hugely energizing lack of respect at Dirty French.
They're probably going to get a new awning, too. Jeff Zalaznick, Mario Carbone, and Rich Torrisi have just announced the Nolita-shaking news that Torrisi Italian Specialties will close after a blowout New Year's Eve party. The placeShow More Summary
Take a long look inside Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone, and Jeff Zalaznick's (Torrisi Italian Specialties) newest NYC restaurant Dirty French. It was one New York City's most highly anticipated new Fall openings, and boasts a menu inspired by "New Orleans...
Cucumber-and-radish salad. If we didn’t know better, we might consider Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick’s yet-to-be-named Renzo Piano glass-box restaurant at the High Line an act of penance for the gastronomic excesses of their two-year-old Thompson Street restaurant Carbone. Show More Summary
Salmon Maison with potato, dill, and blackening spice. To those who associate Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone (of Torrisi Italian Specialties and Carbone) with baked ziti and chicken parm, the chefs’ latest project might seem a radical departure. Show More Summary
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
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