The recent arrival downtown of Finemondo represents a homecoming for restaurateur Savino Recine, who patrolled the same floor as host when the space was known as El Catalan and the kitchen was headed by then-partner Yannick Cam.
"It's very exciting to be back," Recine, who also owns Washington's Primi Piatti, told us last week. And this round, "It's all mine," he points out. Always captivating, the large bar and dining room are more open now that the thick draperies and massive columns of their predecessor have been removed. Chef Savino Recine has "returned back to the basics," with Italian flavors and a refined touch; dishes such as roasted guinea hen with caramelized cauliflower and whole roasted fish and beef -- a dinnertime feature -- are among the results.
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