A Voce’s Columbus Circle location sits on the third floor of the Time Warner Center, directly across the street from Central Park. Large windows let in tons of light to the dining room, and offer sweeping views of the tourists and park below.
The beautiful vistas can be seen from the kitchen, as well, but the line cooks seem to be used to the allure of Columbus Circle. They prep and chop without even a glance at the gorgeous day on the other side of the glass.
As part of The Daily Meal’s Behind the Swinging Doors feature, we stopped by the kitchen of A Voce on a Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., and things were slowing down after lunch had passed. The line cooks were settled into different stations prepping various things, and the kitchen was relatively quiet. One cook taught another about working with fish, while a few tables remained occupied on the other side of the window to the dining room. There’s a sense of comradery and helpfulness in the A Voce kitchen — everyone works as a unit to create the perfect experience for the diners.