Coveting Covina…

Covina Restaurant
Covina Restaurant

Fabulosity…a perfect description of Covina, a brand new restaurant in NYC.

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Located in the Flatiron district, Covina is a lovely, comfortable, delectable place to enjoy a few hours of all that is good in life.

Covina
Covina

Covina is the latest addition by chef Tim and Nancy Cushman (O Ya) in the Park South Hotel. They also manage the rooftop menu at the charming boutique hotel.

The Mediterranean‑American menu is strong on housemade pastas, pizzas and wood‑grilled meat and seafood.

Our server, Alex, was a joy and turned me on to a delightful sparkling French rose, Patrick Piuze Val De Mer ($15).

Salmon Tartare
Salmon Tartare

We kicked things off with a wonderful Salmon Tartare with black olive oil, crispy artichoke and pickled radish ($15).

Spring Asparagus, Cacio e Pepe
Spring Asparagus, Cacio e Pepe

The Spring Asparagus Cacio e Pepe was amazing…seriously. The asparagus was shaved with ample black pepper and pecorino ($12).

Caesar Covina
Caesar Covina

The Caesar Covina was one of the best I have ever had ($16).

fontina & Brussel Sprout Pizza
fontina & Brussel Sprout Pizza

The pizza was terrific. We ordered the Fontina & Brussel Sprout with mascarpone, fontina béchamel and pear. It was beyond delicious ($18).

Sefano Ferrara Oven
Sefano Ferrara Oven

Those Stefano Ferrara ovens certainly produce amazing pizzas.

Michael, the manager, was charming.

Blueberry Ice Cream
Blueberry Ice Cream

The evening ended on a sweet note as Alex brought over outrageous homemade blueberry ice cream as well as rhubarb sorbet.

I cannot wait to go back.

Covina is in a dead heat with Wildair for new favorite NYC restaurant.

Covina photo:nyeater.com
Covina photo:nyeater.com

Covina  127 East 27th Street New York City. Open Sunday to Tuesday 5:30 – 10pm, Wednesday to Saturday 5:30 – 11pm. The Cafe is open daily for coffee and pastry. Reservations on OpenTable.com.

 

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