Photos: Teddy Wolff
L’Artusi, a crowd pleaser for its Italian cuisine in the West Village, has opened a wine bar down the street called b’artusi. Joe Vigorito, the long-time executive chef behind L’Artusi is overseeing the kitchen with seasonal Italian dishes perfect for sharing. All of the dishes are crafted to complement the extensive selection of Italian wines curated by L’Artusi beverage director Anncherie Saludo.
Saludo has curated an Italian French-focused wine list at b’artusi, specifically highlighting smaller and family-owned producers, as well as female winemakers, from regions such as Campania in Italy and the Loire Valley in France. Cocktails are named after works from local West Village artists, including the Eleven AM (Dolin Blanc, Cocchi Americano, Italicus, and prosecco), Reigning Queens (Hayman’s Gin, St Germain, Green Chartreuse, and lime), and Moon Woman (Old Overholt Rye, Cocchi Torino, and Montenegro Amaro). Non-alcoholic cocktails are also available.
Chef Vigorito’s menu begins with a Crudo section featuring Black Bass Ceviche with melon, basil, and Calabrian chili and Wagyu Tartare with capers, Calabrian chili and shallots. Other shareable plates include Lamb Meatballs with hazelnuts, salsa verde, and spicy tomato sauce, Cockles in herb butter white wine sauce, served with toasted Pugliese bread, and Braised Short Rib Lasagna with red wine-braised short rib seasoned lightly with horseradish and orange zest, layered with fresh pasta and mozzarella cheese. Dolci, or dessert, brings Warm Spiced Pear Crostata with maple walnut gelato, PB&J Tart with Concord grape sorbet, and Affogato rounding out the menu.
Designed by Carpenter + Mason, the 40-seat space features both bar and table seating with rich woods and vintage mirrors, lush greenery, and a gallery wall of art, as well as cozy and expansive outdoor seating.
b’artusi is located at 520 Hudson St (at W 10 St), New York, NY