SERRA by Birreria‘s spring/summer seasonal makeover is complete, officially back open as of Tuesday, March 29th. The space will transport you to the Italian countryside with a bright, fun ambiance “encompassing all the best elements of spring.”
According to their announcement, the restaurant will highlight spring ingredients, purchased from NYC’s Greenmarket each day, that are authentic to Italian traditions.
Delectable menu items include: Scarola alla Griglia, grilled seasonal Norwich Meadow Farms chicories topped with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 18-month aged and Villa Manodori Aceto Balsamico to Bombette, Fingerlake Farm Pork Shoulder stuffed with Caciocavallo and Mortadella Rovagnati.
A dolce new tradition will be offered this season, with an Italian dessert better known as crostate, that are commonly enjoyed in the springtime. This flaky baked tart will be available in a variety of flavors like Cioccolato e Caffe`(chocolate and coffee), Mandorle e Amarena (almond and cherry), and Mela e Albicocca (apple and apricot jam).
As for drinks, the beverage experts at SERRA have “taken inspiration from limoncello and the Italian tradition of infusing spirits with local flavors to make their own set of springtime veggie-cellos.” Guests will be able to try the Piselli, made from infusing spring peas, and the Rabarbaro, highlighting the notes of rhubarb that is in peak season, be it in a cocktail or sipped alone.
Of course, the menu will also feature an array of Italian wines and an exciting new batch of retro drinks inspired by the 80’s era—with an Italian flare!
The changing of winter to spring selections will be mimicked in the decor too, as Less Than 3 Studio has made over the space with hanging flowers and vines in a new “floral explosion design.”
And, spending time there supports a good cause too. SERRA by Birreria is teaming up with Invincible Summer Farms, a LI farm set on protecting plant species and endangered seeds from extinction, to support the local partner’s The Endling Project initiative. The Endling Project will help provide the Eataly staff volunteers with seeds, information, and resources to grow their own plants all spring long.
Overall, sounds like the perfect place for a gorgeous spring day!
Also published on Medium.