Platt on Seasonal; De Niro As Restaurateur

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In the magazine this week, Adam Platt gives high marks to the modern Viennese at Seasonal, where the chefs are taking familiar, slightly sodden recipes and turning them subtly on their heads. Rob and Robin interviewed Robert De Niro about Locanda Verde and learned that he almost named it Battuta, which is wisecrack. Allen & Delancey chef Kyle Bailey shares his recipe for French breakfast radishes poached, rather than rolled, in butter. And if youre drinking at home and befuddled in the cheese aisle, Whole Foods now sells pasteurized Camembert that not only doesnt suck (as most pasteurized Camemberts do) but is actually pretty great.