Tastes of Summer

Hearty pasta, braised vegetables, grilled calamari– these days, we just can’t get enough nouvo fare. Just in time for summer, the city’s great Italian chefs– including Mario Batali, Scott Conant, and Frank De Carlo– tell us how to do it at home.

Jimmy Bradley loves kebabs– curried or olive-drenched– because they’re as easy to grill as they are to devour, especially paired with his showstopping summer salads.

These six chefs may be hot, but their sensational desserts are divinely cool.

The city’s top drink maestros create icy pitchers of cocktails at once familiar and exotic– so you can spend more time with your (very happy) guests.

New York’s Italian restaurants have never been better or more popular. Our critics tasted everything from Babbo’s beef-cheek ravioli to Gonzo’s perfect pizzas in search of the ten best spots.

Text By Robin Raisfeld

Tastes of Summer