August 11, 2022

It’s greatest to reach in good time to your desk at Frevo, in New York’s Greenwich Village, to permit for strolling straight previous it a few occasions, as I do on a darkish and drizzly Saturday night.

For this one-of-a-kind restaurant has a crafty disguise – it lies hidden behind a discreet artwork gallery.

And to realize entry, you step behind one of many real artistic endeavors, Hogwarts-common-room-style (you don’t want a password, although).

Restaurant Frevo, in New York’s Greenwich Village, lies hidden behind a discreet artwork gallery on 48 W eighth St

MailOnline's Ted Thornhill is shown to the secret door in the (real) art gallery, which leads to the speakeasy-style eatery

Ted reveals that he missed the gallery altogether the first time around

MailOnline’s Ted Thornhill is proven to the key door within the (actual) artwork gallery, which results in the speakeasy-style eatery (above). Ted reveals that he missed the gallery altogether the primary time round. There are presently works by French painter Toma-L on show

Ted writes of Frevo: 'Behind the art is a moodily lit 14-seat counter wrapped around a spotless stainless-steel kitchen, where a tightly choreographed brigade of highly talented chefs produce an avant-garde tasting menu of the highest calibre'

Ted writes of Frevo: ‘Behind the artwork is a moodily lit 14-seat counter wrapped round a spotless stainless-steel kitchen, the place a tightly choreographed brigade of extremely proficient cooks produce an avant-garde tasting menu of the best calibre’

The artwork gallery options rotating solo exhibitions from established and up-and-coming artists corresponding to Brooklyn-based Khari Turner and French summary painter Toma-L.

Behind the artwork is a moodily lit 14-seat counter wrapped round a spotless stainless-steel kitchen, the place a tightly choreographed brigade of extremely proficient cooks, led by Brazilian Franco Sampogna, produce an avant-garde tasting menu of the best calibre.

I perch on the finish and spot that each one that enters is giddy with pleasure.

And so they need to be, as a result of Frevo is unquestionably considered one of Manhattan’s choicest locations to dine.

Ted's wild strawberry dessert

One of Frevo's crab dishes

Pictured left is Ted’s wild strawberry dessert, and on the suitable considered one of Frevo’s crab dishes

Harry Potter characters step through paintings at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to access their common rooms (above in movie still)

Harry Potter characters step by means of work at Hogwarts College of Witchcraft and Wizardry to entry their frequent rooms (above in film nonetheless)

Components from Ossetra caviar to Colorado lamb and from turbot to wild strawberries, are pushed to the bounds of their versatility in a sequence of delightfully delectable dishes – a flight of fancy for the tastebuds.

And, when you’ve got the wine flight, courtesy of award-winning French sommelier Quentin Vauleon, there’s a bonus odyssey for the palette because of seven attention-grabbing choices by the glass, from a white Santorini Familia 2020 by Hatzidakis to an Uivo rose from Portugal.

The restaurant says: ‘The hidden door comes as a tribute to the wealthy speakeasy cocktail bar scene of New York Metropolis. The thought is to play with visitor’s expectations, making the expertise begin earlier than the primary chunk and establishing the temper for the wonderful eating expertise.’ 

It’s artwork on the skin, culinary artistry on the within.

Frevo, 48 W eighth St, New York, NY 10011. Go to www.exploretock.com/frevo to guide. Go to the restaurant’s Instagram web page right here.

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The art gallery features rotating solo exhibitions from established and up-and-coming artists, including Brooklyn-based Khari Turner

The artwork gallery options rotating solo exhibitions from established and up-and-coming artists, together with Brooklyn-based Khari Turner