No new pictures this time around — because I haven’t been to Hearth in over a year, since the economy tanked. That being said, I’ll probably stop in sometime in the next couple of weeks. They’ve been doing something called ‘La Cucina Povera’ for some time now. Three courses for $35, with wine pairings for $15. Those prices are quite gentle for a two-star establishment in NYC. An equivalent restaurant in the Midwest would be something like $30 for the whole deal. Can’t beat that.
Here are a selection of pictures that were taken at various times over the course of the past three years. Enjoy.
Big Eye tuna, capers, pickled mushrooms, vitello tonnato sauce
Copper River salmon, mussels, parsnip, chanterelle mushrooms
Sweetbreads, pickled cauliflower, shallot marmalade
Pan seared rouget, opal basil, yellow pepper purée, zucchini, peppers
Pappardelle, rabbit, tomato concasse, fava beans
Pork three ways: medallions, crispy pork belly, pork sausage
Olive-oil poached halibut, clams, fennel, watercress, caperberries
Roasted sturgeon, Rancho Gordo beans, bacon, smoked garlic and sage
Hearth is located at 403 East 12th Street (1st Avenue), in the East Village. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. It’s wonderful in every sense of the word.