This week’s fashionplate is the Santina, another amazing creation from the Carbone team. I think I need to marry one of them and I’ll never go hungry and always be happy. Lol jk not really. This cheerful and playful restaurant is located right underneath the Highline near Hector’s Cafe the spot of many Law & Order SVU episodes in Meatpacking. I loved the open window concept and the square bar. A friend and me had reservations for a while and were seated pretty promptly.
My friend started of with wine but I decided to start with a fun cocktail, the Mangeanelli Punch which was similar to a fun margarita. We were starving so then we proceeded to start with the chickpeas pancake with avocado which was super yummy and different. We then decided to to split the Rigatoni Norma and the steak with shallots. Yum we wanted more of the the delicious eggplant pasta dish that is one of my favorite dishes at any Italian spot, but especially here. The steak was also very good and cooked perfectly medium rare. I decided to get a glass of champagne at the end of the meal as we perused the dessert menu and settled on the lime mergina which was light and the perfect end to the meal.
Now on to the fashion part of the fashionplate. There are a lot of fashionistas, artsy cool downtown types, the cooler hedge fund set, some couples and groups of tourists visiting who were lucky enough to score a ressie at a new hotspot. Since we visited during fashion week, I decided to rock our Stevie eggplant cami with a leather t back and straps and layer it up. You can see the full ootd deets below.
OOTD deets by designer/brand:
- Gold heart earrings from India
- Black Ralph Lauren Blazer
- Eggplant Kiki de Montparnasse corset bra
- Tan and sliver skull Alexander McQueen bangle
- Black Kiki de Montparnasse leggings
- Black Brian Atwood Over the Knee Fringed Boots
Santina : 820 Washington St., NYC