The Cake Boss can do more than expertly ice a cake.
TLC star Buddy Valastro, of Carlo’s Bakery as seen on the series “Cake Boss,” is taking a stab at the restaurant world this fall with Buddy V’s, an Italian-American eatery featuring recipes passed down in Valastro’s family.
“People always think of me as a baker, but beyond the bakery, food has always been at the center of my family’s life,” Valastro said in a press release.
Valastro already owns three different locations of Carlo’s Bakery — the original in Hoboken, N.J., and where the TLC show is filmed, as well as a cafe in Times Square and a full-range bakery in Ridgewood, N.J. But this is his first savory dining establishment.
The menu is not entirely set yet, but diners can expect Sunday gravy, steak pizzaiola, Lisa’s linguine and clams with lobster, and of course some of Valastro’s famous desserts — Zeppole, cannolis, and the lobster tail pastry.