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New L’asso Head Chef Danny Riviera making news

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

L’asso Hires Chef Daniel Riviera to Expand Menu

  • by Daniel Maurer NY MAG’s GRUBSTREET

L’asso Hires Chef Daniel Riviera to Expand Menu

Photo: Hatti Lim

Not content with merely being named the best pizza in Lower Manhattan by the 5 Boro Pizza Tour, L’asso has installed a head chef, Daniel Riviera, in its basement kitchen with the aim of introducing a menu that goes beyond pies and pasta. Riviera — who is Puerto Rican — has been bumping around kitchens in New York and New Jersey since graduating from the New York Art Institute with a degree in culinary arts. A month into his tenure, he’s added one dish to the dinner menu: a skirt steak marinated in primitivo, then grilled and topped with a chimichurri sauce. For $15, it’s served with an arugula salad of shaved Parmesan and aged balsamic. By December, there’ll be five more entrées, including a fish dish and a linguine with littleneck clams, as well as an expanded brunch menu. L’asso isn’t really hurting for customers, but this should help it hold its own against a trio of ambitious newcomers in its immediate vicinity — the Mott, Civetta, and Travertine.

Clam Pie at L’asso in NYMAG

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Check out what Daniel Maurer from NYMAG’s GrubStreet had to say about the new clam pie at L’asso.

Artichoke Pizza

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Lasso artichoke in NYMAG