Owner Nima Garos recently reopened Italian Food Center as the new Gelso & Grand, at the corner of Mulberry (Gelso in Italian) and Grand streets.
Executive chef Cassidy Hallman (an alum of Momofuku and Bouley) crafts a menu featuring his signature Lasagna Al Forna (which takes 24 hours to prepare), Squid Ink Risotto with uni topped with fleur de sel, and Bone-in Rib-eye with roasted bone marrow. There will also be plenty of fresh housemade pastas and an array of artfully prepared vegetables.
The revamped space features an open kitchen and a takeout window that pays homage to the old school Italian sandwiches served in the space years ago.
Gelso & Grand
186 Grand St.