Michael White, Officially Tied to Setai 5th Avenue, Announces Name of Soho Osteria


With one of yesterday’s big rumors at least partially confirmed, Frank Bruni weighs in to confirm another one, sort of: Eater had reported that Michael White and Chris Canon just inked a deal to take over dining operations at the Setai 5th Avenue, and now Diner’s Journal clarifies that the deal is still being negotiated. One thing’s for sure: White’s Soho restaurant will be called Osteria Morini, after his mentor (and the founder of San Domenico in Italy) Gianluigi Morini (the new restaurant will focus on the Emilia-Romagna region, where San Domenico is located). When the 100ish-seat restaurant opens in July, apps will range from $8 to $12, pastas from $14 to $21, and entrées from $18 to $26.

Homage Alla Bolognese: Osteria Morini [Diner’s Journal/NYT]