As if the Village Tart hadnt tarted the neighborhood up enough, French caf Tartinery Nolita has moved in a block away. We snapped this shot of the funky exterior earlier today; though its website, as well as a note on the window, claims it has soft-opened for lunch, there was no one manning it this afternoon. For a look inside and a little bit of background, then, we turn to todays edition of UrbanDaddy.
Built by three French friends who noted a serious lack of authentic Parisian tartines (a sort of open-face sandwich served on razor-thin slices of French bread) in New York, Tartinery has all the ingredients for a Parisian evening of enchantment charming, sharable French food, Serge Gainsbourg on the radio and a live tree in the middle of the dining room.
The sourdough tartines are made with bread flown in from Poilne, a Parisian bakery. See the menu and interior shots over at the 'dad.
From Paris With Love [UrbanDaddy]
Tarinery Nolita, 209 Mulberry St., nr. Spring St.; 212-300-5838