Chef Frank DeCarlo isn’t your typical restaurant owner/chef. You can regularly find him on the line, helping prep the food. And it’s little quirks like this that make Foodable Top 25 restaurant Peasant — found in New York’s Little Italy neighborhood — about as unpretentious as it gets.
The expansive dinner menu includes few ingredients per dish with flavors standing out on their own. Dishes include gnocchi con funghi (with brown butter, sage and mushrooms), spiedini alla pollastra (baby hen, herb stuffing, turnip puree), and porchetta arrosto (suckling pig, fingerling potatoes), and the overall vibe of its cuisine can be described as old-world cooking with a modern-day twist.
Step inside the kitchen, where pigs are a’roasting atop an open wood-fire flame, and get a peek at all Peasant and Chef Frank have to offer.