[Photos: Susan Stapleton]
There seems to be no stopping that juggernaut Giada, the first restaurant from pint-sized Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis at The Cromwell. Those trying to get a reservation will have to look to July 5, the first opening for a two-top on OpenTable.
Fear not. You can still nab a table at the bar nestled next to the antipasto, bread and pasta stations that greet guests on arrival. Here Giada serves up a menu of cocktails on an iPad named for her grandfather Dino De Laurentiis' movies he produced — Barbarella, Blue Velvet, La Strada or the Hannibal with a nice chianti float. Or try the Giada Cocktail with its pisco, egg whites, apricot preserves and more. All go for $15.
Note that every guest receives an elderflower and prosecco welcome from Giada with their meal.
Tanqueray #10, orange spice ginger beer, fresh lemon, basil foam.
Blue Velvet $15
2nite blood orange vodka, Pavan Liqueur, Blue Curaçao, lemon juice
Flash (Flash Gordon) $15
Jameson Black Barrel, Amaro Braulio, fresh lemon, egg white
Giada Cocktail $15
Kappa Pisco, pineapple gomme syrup, lime, apricot preserves, egg whites,
Botran Reserve Rum, Maurin Quina, fresh lime, blood orange and mint syrup, Chianti float
La Strada $15
Campari, homemade lemon sorbeto, Bertagnolli Limoncello, Proseco
Riso Amoro (Bitter Rice) $15
Cucumber, celery bitters, 2nite Vodka, fresh grapefruit and lemon
The Destroyer (Conan the Destroyer) $15
Clase Azul Tequila Reposado, fresh tangerine, orange and basil, basil ice sphere
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