This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar Opens At Mondrian SoHo

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As summer winds down, Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) has launched a new, coastal Italian restaurant aptly named Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar at Mondrian SoHo, opening August 3. The restaurant's food and ambience are both inspired by the Amalfi Coast, Italian Riviera and Sicily, and with a native Sicilian at the helm, Executive Chef Victor LaPlaca, the region is reflected in every bite.  Capturing the spirit of these Italian provinces, Isola serves high quality, seasonal ingredients, prepared simply and presented with casual elegance within Mondrian SoHo's 5,000-square-foot greenhouse space.

Isola's regional Italian menu and contemporary crudo offerings feature market-fresh and locally sourced ingredients, prepared by Chef LaPlaca in collaboration with Morgans Hotel Group's Executive Chef and seafood specialist, Steve Paterson ( Joel Robuchon, Michael Mina).  LaPlaca, a native of Sicily, grew up cooking home-style cuisine and preparing food using ingredients plucked from his very own property. He has spent the last 17 years opening restaurants with Todd English, both domestically and internationally, embracing the same farm-to-table approach he cultivated as a young cook, while honing in on his love for Mediterranean cuisine.  At Isola, this is most evident through LaPlaca's signature selection of crudos, where he pairs the freshest fish available with high quality olive oils, salts, seasonal fruits and citrus.

Isola's crudo offerings include  Tuna  with White Balsamic, Jalapeno, Watermelon and Pine Nuts; Snapper  with Cantaloupe, Fuji Apple and Pickled Red Chile Hamachi  with  Salsa Verde, Avocado and Crispy Shallot Shallot; and  Fluke With Meyer Lemon, Radish and EVOO. Signatures off Isola's trattoria menu will include   Cuscinetto with Goat Cheese and Black OliveBaby Heirloom Tomatoes and Mint Burrata Pizza  with Squash Blossom Pesto and Roasted Tomato;  Dry-aged Maremma Steak on the Bone with Creamy Mushroom Polenta and Truffled Lardo; and   Branzino with  Braised Escarole and Limoncello Sauce.  

The design team at Morgans Hotel Group drew inspiration for the restaurant space from the famously lush landscape of the Boboli Gardens in Florence and the private Italian estates that line the country's coast. An iron-framed entrance with an outdoor garden, wooden benches and a two-seat porch swing leads guests to the greenhouse restaurant space. Chandeliers and an oversized glass sculpture crafted by contemporary artist Beth Lipman suspend over the dining room's high-top communal tables, which are made of dark wood paired with plush leather seats. The restaurant's glass walls and roof juxtapose the opulence of the hanging crystal features, creating an enchanting evening environment. The 11-seat zinc-top bar has a functional wine display including a library-style ladder where the bartenders can be seen climbing to pull bottles for guests.

The beverage program at Isola was curated by Steve Olson, one of the world's foremost spirits experts. Olson compiled an extensive but highly selective list of 36 wines by the glass from Coastal Italy, Sicily, Greece, Spain, and Southern France, as well as over 100 selections by the bottle.  With several rare and reasonably priced options by the glass, guests will be able to sample many flavors and regions along their culinary journey. 

Olson's cocktail program is anchored by a rotating selection of market fresh cocktails. Isola is proud to offer traditional Mediterranean sweet vermouth on draft along with multiple interpretations of the Negroni and Aperol Spritzer. Signature cocktails include the  Frizzante di Ciliegie  with Prosecco, Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Fresh Cherries and Lemon and the Isola Bellini made with Prosecco, White Peach and Raspberry. The well-selected beer list will feature American micros from local New York breweries and European craft-brews served in short, chilled Mediterranean style beer glasses known as Cañas. Isola will also offer non-alcoholic daily pressed juices from Liquiteria.

Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar at Mondrian SoHo, located at 9 Crosby Street, opens Friday, August 3.  For more information please visit or call 212.389.0000 for reservations for parties of 6 or more.


Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Everyday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.74 0.00%
FB $117.58 0.00%
GOOG $693.01 0.00%
TSLA $240.76 0.00%
YHOO $36.60 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,773.64 -57.12 -0.32%
S&P 500 2,065.30 -10.51 -0.51%
NASDAQ 4,775.3580 -29.9330 -0.62%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs