Spring is in the Air: Fantastic Food and Great… Vibes at Tartina

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The Italian Restaurant on the UWS to launch Sunday Jazz Brunch

It’s not an oxymoron. The Italian Jazz Brunch at Tartina is the coolest thing happening in the Upper West Side (1034 Amsterdam Avenue, corner 111th Street)! Starting on Sunday, April 22, from 12 to 3 pm, guests at Tartina will have an opportunity to indulge in scrumptious culinary offerings while enjoying the smooth sound of jazz guitarist Pasquale Grasso.

These days, the trend in restaurants in the Big Apple, the gastronomic capital of the world, seems to be the pursuit of too many directions. American and ethnic restaurants, from elite neighborhoods such as the Upper West Side, to emerging areas like Harlem and Washington Heights, try to appeal to too many different audiences at once: cozy, cute, but also sleek and trendy ambiances, vegan, organic, multi ethnic, fusionesque, eclectic, farm-to-table in the end, provide little real meaning in this complex tablescape. Tartina alone emerges with its own simple truth: “We are aware that we are for many, and not for all. But we are going to stay true to our values,” says Maria Teresa Valestra, partner and general manager of the restaurant.

At Tartina, attention to detail comes first, where the culture of quality always comes before that of quantity. Tartina’s own mantra is choosing authentic primary products of outstanding quality, and striving to provide impeccable dishes in a warm and welcoming atmosphere in order to please the most discerning customers from Morningside Heights and beyond. While rooted in the values of his origins, Chef Federico Terminiello enhances the flavors and aromas of Mediterranean cuisine in a modern key, continuously searching for the perfect balance between artisanal tradition and culinary innovation. The Italian brunch branded Tartina, is a perfect example. Every weekend, the brunch at Tartina offers a careful selection of the best Italian ingredients prepared in a typically American context.

The Sunday Jazz Brunch follows in this direction, too. Guitarist Pasquale Grasso will open the season. An award winning talent hailing from the Campania region of Italy, Pasquale is quickly making a name on the Big Apple’s vibrant jazz scene despite his young age. A former pupil of Barry Harris, the world-renowned jazz educator and bebop piano master, Pasquale moved to New York City in 2012. He subsequently became a member of the Ari Roland Quartet and the Chris Byars Quartet, performing regularly in clubs, at music festivals, and in the recording studio. He has performed with an impressive list of musical artists that include Barry Harris, Charles Davis, Freddie Redd, Frank Wess, Leroy Williams, Ray Drummond, Murray Wall, Steve Grossman, Tardo Hammer, Jimmy Wormworth, John Mosca, Sacha Perry, Ari Roland, Luigi Grasso, Chris Byars, Zaid Nasser, Bucky Pizzarelli,China Moses, Harry Allen Quartet, Grant Stewart, Stepko Gut, Nicolas Dary, Dado Moroni, Agostino di Giorgio, Michel Pastre Big Band, Gianni Basso Big Band, Joe Cohn, Oscar Zenari, and Luca Pisani.

In addition to the culinary delicacies on offer on Sundays, patrons of Tartina can now enjoy an added element of panache with their Brunch: a welcoming atmosphere providing simple elegance along with good vibes. All of these elements have combined together to place Tartina on the map of outstanding culinary destinations in the Upper West Side.

For additional information: http://www.Tartina-Restaurant.com
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