Back in 2002, when New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov reviewed Frank Prisinzano’s new East Village restaurant Supper, he had high praise for the food and the wine list.
“Good food, good wine,” he wrote, “if Mr. Prisinzano is challenged by the crowds, it’s his own fault.”
Since that time, Supper, along with Frank and Lil’ Frankies, has become a New York City mainstay and a favorite of Italian wine world insiders.
Every year, Frank travels to Puglia to “check in” with the olive trees. Here’s what he wrote in last year’s summer dispatch:
Every summer I come back, here, to #Puglia, to check in on all the old man olive trees (2000 year old tree pictured). Their wisdom, squeezed out of their fruit, anoints an entire country with golden green health and wealth. This oil lubricates my soul. It is here at 12 years old that my culinary journey took shape, it is here that I became enlightened, it is here that I coalesced, and now I will dig back in and take you with me.
Frank is a New York City original and one of the great American restaurateurs of his generation.
We were thrilled to learn that our Primitivo is currently offered by-the-glass at Supper.
Image via the Supper Facebook.