Da Silvano Gets New Executive Chef, Starts Brunch

Silvano Marchetto
Silvano Marchetto Photo: Patrick McMullan

Leyla Marchetto at Da Silvano tells us that last month the 35-year-old celeb spot brought a new executive chef, German Lucarelli, over from its sister restaurant in Turkey (before that he worked at BiCE restaurants around the world). “Brunch is not a really Italian thing,” Marchetto says, so her dad Silvano has traditionally resisted it. But Lucarelli, an Argentine, has talked him into testing out a (surprisingly affordable!) menu that’ll be served at first on the bar side, weekends from noon till 4:30 p.m. You can see it below — the healthy touches (a “topless panini,” etc.) are thanks in part to Silvano’s wife, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, whose book Cancer Vixen was optioned by Cate Blanchett and is rumored to be headed for the big screen. And now we know exactly where Rihanna is going to be getting her Sunday eggs …

Da Silvano brunch menu [PDF]