Another Italian resto for this weeks fashionplate. This cold weather just begs for comfort food. Mulino a Vino is a newish hidden gem in the Meatpacking district. Head down the unassuming staircase on 14th Street between eighth and ninth avenues and you are transported to a chic open kitchen wine bar away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I wanted to rock our leather t-back Patti tank but obviously winterized it as it’s beyond freezing out these past few weeks. Can spring get here any sooner. We ended up sitting at the bar as we wanted to see the chefs preparing the food and ask for wine recommendations. I had a great full bodied red recommended that I ended up having 3 glasses of, I don’t recall the name and my dining companion had a Chianti he enjoyed. We were then told the best way to go was splitting 4-5 small plates between us, I love getting to try a little bit of everything so this was cool for me. We got the San Daniele’s Miracle which was basically little foccacia buns stuffed with prosciutto, burrata and tomatoes which was very good but not a standout dish. Then came out the Bombolone a la Norma which was an amazing pasta donut with eggplant and cheese so good. We also got the polpo alla luciana which was also beyond amazing octopus dish. The goncchi sorrentina was super cheesy with an outstanding sauce. Our last dish was veal filet which was more of veal chop and was solid but not one of our top 3 dishes.
We were too stuffed for dessert but definitely recommend this place for a date or catch up dinner with your friends. The crowd varies from young couples to older couples and groups of people looking for an unpretentious dinner and wine before heading out to one of the meatpacking clubs or lounges. See the full fashionplate ootd deets below.
OOTD deets by designer/brand:
- Charcoal grey fox fur trim Eileen Fischer wool winter coat
- Gold and white gold earrings from India
- Silver and red necklace from Morocco
- Navy Benetton large button blazer
- Faded blue ripped denim with red plaid patch skinny jeans from rag&bone
- Red Chanel boy bag
- Black suede Gucci mid calf boots
Mulino a Vino : 337 W 14th St., NYC