Food & Drink

Let's Hear It for the Girls

Photos: Angela Almazan

Welcome to Women in Need of Extraordinary Sips (WINES). On today’s tomorrow’s agenda: Hell’s Kitchen’s newest watering hole, Ardesia.

(Notes will be recorded on the wine bar’s two-story chalkboard wall.)

Championing the motion:

Madame President Mandy Oser (a.k.a. Director of Strategic Partnerships for Le Bernardin): responsible for intriguing, off-the-beaten-path location within the LEED-certified Archstone Clinton complex, 30-seat patio for seasonal outdoor drinking, and approximately 80 bottles from around the globe.

Secretary of the Department of the Interior Andrea Summerton (ALS Designs): responsible for custom furniture design and woodworking and shares primary decor duties with Maharam (see: velvet-stitch banquettes) and Philippe Starck (mood-setting pendant lights) among other contractors.

Vice President of Deliciousness Amorette Casaus (El Quinto Pino): responsible for house-cured and smoked pastrami, caramelized onions, and apples served on Sullivan St. Bakery bread. Side projects of interest — goat milk ricotta crostini and Indian-summer pickled baby vegetables.

It’s unanimous. Let’s propose a toast.

Ardesia, 510 West 52nd Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues (212-247-9191 or ardesia-ny.com).

Photo: Angela Almazan

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510 W 52nd St
bt 10th & 11th Ave
New York, NY 10019