Puglia is the focus at the newly opened Masseria Dei Vini. The chef, Pino Coladonato, is from Puglia and prepares traditional and modern Italian cuisine.
Dishes include housemade half-moon shaped ravioli stuffed with veal in a mixed wild mushrooms sauce (Agnolotti Piemontesi), a grilled aged bone-in prime rib-eye steak served with shoestring fries (Costata di Manzo ai Ferri Con Patatine Fritte), and a whole oven-roasted Mediterranean sea bream, served in a cherry tomato sauce with olives and capers (Orata Del Mediterraneo).
Coladonato and partners Peppe Iuele, Enzo Ruggiero, and Edward Ricci also operate La Masseria restaurants on 48th Street, and in East Greenwich, R.I.
Masserias are fortified farmhouses found in Puglia.
The designer is interior designer and television personality Libby Langdon.
Masseria Dei Vini
887 Ninth Ave. (at 58th Street)