Spiaggia is back in business. After being closed for renovations for six months, the favorite upscale, modern classic Italian restaurant Spiaggia opened this Memorial Day weekend with a brand-new design and menu. The brand-new Spiaggia features a dining room renovation, and a new lounge area. When guests enter, they will be greeted by a “floor-to-ceiling glass-enclosed, temperature-controlled wine room, showcasing 1,700 of the restaurant’s nearly 5, 000 bottles.” Spiaggia Lounge offers a more casual atmosphere with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The dining room itself features two tiers of seating that are accented by metal tree sculptures.
Probably the most notable change for Spiaggia is the re-vamped menu created by executive chef Chris Marchino, which still follows the traditional Italian courses of antipasti, pasta, secondi and dessert, as well as a chef’s tasting menu. The menu ranges from a raw diced venison, smoked trout roe, pumpernickel, horseradish, lemon antipasti; to a Hudson Valley foie gras, hazelnut, and rhubarb ravioli; and a Guinea hen with Chesapeake Bay blue crab, nebrodini, mushroom, herbs.
The Lounge menu, meanwhile, features samplings of fine Italian ingredients like hand-braided mozzarella and foie gras dipped in amarena cherry.
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