Why travel all the way to New York City when you can have a piece of it right here in the 305? A tasty Italian joint straight out of the city is popping up to celebrate what’s left of Miami Spice.
From the Big Apple…
Sal Lamboglia: “Bar Primi is on the corner in downtown Manhattan.”
And straight to our hungry Miami bellies.
Sal Lamboglia: “We’re just happy to bring some Italian flavors to Miami.”
During the last month of Miami Spice — a popular New York pasta shop called Bar Primi is popping up at The Dutch inside the W Hotel in South Beach.
Sal Lamboglia: “Hopefully some of the dishes that we run remain on the menu in the hands of the chefs here.”
And just to make sure the food sticks — they brought their New York best sellers.
Sal Lamboglia: “We’re doing one with this rigatoni that we import from Naples, which is where I’m from, so it’s lots of crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil, and some chili flake and just some roasted eggplant and parmesan to finish.”
Customer: “I think I like this one right here ’cause it has eggplant and cheese, and the combination of the two is my favorite. I love anything covered in cheese.”
From cheesy to spicy…
Sal Lamboglia: “We’re also doing some housemade pasta, which is squid ink spaghetti, blue crab and then a spicy garlic cream.”
Customer: “It’s delicious, absolutely amazing, yes.”
There’s a spinach cavatelli for meat lovers.
Sal Lamboglia: “We’re also featuring a white bolognese, which is ground veal, and then white wine, chicken stock, lots of herbs, with a house made cavatelli.”
And if you’re into seafood…
Sal Lamboglia: “We’re gonna make some muscles rosso with caponata and some garlic focaccia.”
Garlic and olive oil, roasted peppers and tomato sauce. This dish is juicy and flavorful.
Sal Lamboglia: “Of course at the end, we’re gonna serve it with some bread so we can scoop up all the juice … best part.”
Customer: “It’s such a cool idea that you get a culinary journey of New York without having to get on a plane and go to New York.”
Leaving Miami for some good food is never the answer, so stay and mangia away.
FOR MORE INFO:
The Dutch Miami
2201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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