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Chef Andrew Carmellini at Cafe Carmellini

Café Carmellini Opens in NoMad

Chef Andrew Carmellini returns to his roots with a new French-Italian restaurant inside the new Fifth Avenue Hotel

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Chef Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch, Locanda Verde and Lafayette, to name a few) has opened a new Italian and French restaurant, Café Carmellini, in NoMad inside the new Fifth Avenue Hotel. Dish highlights include lobster cannelloni, osetra and red snapper meunière, rabbit cacciatore and duck tortellini. Scallops Cardoz is an homage to the late chef Floyd Cardoz, with whom Carmellini worked in the 1990s. “Café Carmellini is New York at heart and Italian and French in spirit,” says Carmellini. “My career began in fine dining at era-defining restaurants like Lespinasse, Le Cirque and Café Boulud in New York City. After focusing successfully on more casual dining for 15 years, I felt a calling to return to fine dining. Café Carmellini is the most personal restaurant of my career and the sum total of everything I am passionate about.”