Frankies Spuntino is one of those restaurants we find ourselves having to stop at whenever we visit NYC: serving deceptively simple fare owners Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, both veterans of gourmet kitchens, have been filling bellies at their Court St. location since 2004.
Cutting their teeth in their Grandparents kitchens, both Franks adhere to the old ways of food preparation, melding old world flavour into their modern day cooking to create rich Italian American comfort food.
Overwhelmed by demand they decided to adapt their time tested restaurant recipes for the home cook in their Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual. Embossed in gold with gilded edges, this witty cookbook contains small bites like Cremini Mushroom and Truffle Oil Crostini, salads such as Escarole with Sliced Onion & Walnuts, and hearty main dishes including homemade Cavatelli with Hot Sausage & Browned Butter.
In fact, if you want to try out a recipe right now head over to the New York Times for this recent video where the Frankies reveal the secret behind their delicious eggplant sandwich.
Further expanding their search for the best ingredients, the Frankies began working with a family in Sicily that has been pressing olives for more than a century to create their own olive oil. DOP listed and 100% Organic their oil is deliciously fruity and is perfect for salad dressings, pastas or any dish bettered by a burst of bright olive flavour. Pick up a can of their oil here.