The Citiblog

Rustic Forgione Opens in the Former Brushstroke Space
May 28, 2024, 8:44.00 pm ET


Photos: Forgione

Chef Marc Forgione is taking the wraps off Forgione, the new iteration of his award-winning Restaurant Mark Forgione, located in the former Brushstroke space at 30 Hudson Street in Tribeca. Affectionately referred to as “Forge,” the restaurant will continue to showcase innovative yet approachable New American cuisine using the best seasonal and local ingredients, along with some inventive updates.

The opening menu features new appetizers like Old School/New School Foie Gras with green strawberry preserves; Crowley Agnolotti with morels, asparagus, and revered Mangalitsa belly ham; and Bucatini Verde with wild Peconic escargot, Guerard’s Secret and nasturtium.

Mains bring Dover Sole with pieces of sole wrapped in leeks to cook and vichyssoise; Elysian Fields Lamb Roundhouse with chickpea fritters and green chickpea hummus; and Pastrami Hanger au Pierre Poivre with pomme chanteduc, and green peppercorn bordelaise, among others.

Photo: Evan Sung

The menu is also showcasing guest favorites like Chili Lobster inspired by Marc’s travels to Singapore; Smoking Hot Savage Blonde Oysters grilled over charcoal; Snowdance Farms Chicken Under a Brick known for its crispy skin; and The Egg, passionfruit sorbet dipped in white chocolate, then frozen. As the sorbet is allowed to melts inside the chocolate, it is then dropped tableside onto a phyllo and chocolate crumble giving the appearance of a broken egg.

Photo: Evan Sung

The award-winning wine list is a reflection of the influences that inspire the food at Forgione. It features well-curated selections from France, Italy, and California, highlighting both iconic wines and innovative newcomers that are redefining the industry. Yet another exciting part of the relocation is a larger wine cellar with space for a more significant collection.

Designed by 71 Collective, the new location embraces the unique design elements of the space while showcasing heirlooms, mementos, and gifts from family and friends collected over the years. Original columns uncovered during the renovation have also been meticulously restored. The move is Forgione’s latest commitment to restoring iconic New York City spaces, including Trattoria One Fifth and Peasant.

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