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The launch of a secret eaterie – and a new boutique hotel

Hole-in-the-wall discoveries are the holy grail among gastronomes, and in New York there is a new 18-seat address that takes no bookings but is packed with three sittings a night: Torrisi ( at 250 Mulberry Street. A sandwich shop by day, the Italian-American menu is changed each evening – four antipasti, a pasta, a choice of two entrées, a palate-cleansing ice and a cookie plate – to spectacular effect, with simple highlights including the great balls of mozzarella.


The restaurant is around the corner from The Nolitan (pictured;; from $525), a just-opened 55-room boutique hotel on the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Streets. Clear and frosted glass dominate the aesthetic, with standout rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that make you feel as if you’re floating above the street below.

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