Venturo Osteria & Wine Bar in Sunnyside is now open, and the food is phenomenal… From the same team that brought us Vesta Trattoria and Pachanga Patterson come some incredible new dishes. Pictured: Roasted Beet & Mascarpone Pansotti, Stracchino Pizza (with roasted chantarelles, spinach pesto, & fried egg), The Torino cocktail (served with a sidecar bottle of San Bitter Rosso), Espresso Granita (shaved ice with homemade mascarpone and cacao nibs), and Toasted Almond Semifreddo (with fudge brownie, chocolate almond butter, & chocolate meringues). Tonight & tomorrow they are still in ‘soft opening’ from 6-9PM, but beginning Thursday they serve dinner from 5-10PM seven days a week. 44-07 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY 11104.
Always fun to discover new changes at DiWine… like this lobster and leek pizza… a brick oven pie accented with sherry cream sauce, asparagus, corn, tomatoes, and slices of manchego cheese. I also enjoy that all wines are $9 a glass or $32 a bottle—allowing you to focus on the wine selection without debating which price to choose. DiWine * 41-15 31st Ave, Astoria * (718) 777-1355 * www.diwineonline.com