Every August in Europe, offices empty and beaches swell with the month-long summer holiday. Midday meals are the centerpiece of these long, lazy days as families, friends and couples pack picnic baskets to the brim and set off for idyllic locales along the Amalfi coast or Tuscan hillside.
Recreating the Italian picnic experience here in NYC, Ristorante Asellina at the Gansevoort Park Avenue invites you to take a break from boring grab-and-go lunches and experience their fully-packed picnics, complete with utensils and basket. Claim a spot at nearby Madison Square Park and nestle into Italian delicacies like meats, cheeses, pasta salads and house baked sweets.
Baskets include choice of Sant’ Arturo Pinot Grigio or Montepulciano, along with Acqua Panna or Pellegrino to keep you hydrated. At only $150 for a basket that feeds four people (plus deposit for basket), you can’t go wrong!
Call 646-380-5315 to reserve a basket (48 hours notice required)
420 Park Avenue South
at 29th Street
Nestled lobby-level in the buzzy Gansevoort Park Hotel, Asellina is an upscale Italian concept from hospitality trailblazer The ONE Group. Blending a high-energy, urbane setting with contemporary cuisine and design, the restaurant offers inventive Italian cuisine with an eye toward authentic flavors, seasonal ingredients and bold presentations.