Master sommelier Laura Maniec opens her second location of Corkbuzz tonight in Chelsea Market — specifically, near the 15th Street entrance. It’s a wine bar, first and foremost, but the food menu is quite different from the original Union Square location. A Voce alum Missy Robbins has collaborated with Maniec on dishes like veal tartare with lardo, a foie-gras-and-jelly sandwich, cured sardines with tomato conserva and sesame, and to-go snacks for long walks on the High Line. (Robbins is only onboard temporarily, though.) There’s already a third location in the works: Maniec will open Corkbuzz 3.0 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Take a look at a few of the dishes and the space, straight ahead.
Popped corn with Sicilian almonds, smoked paprika, and sea salt.Photo: Melissa Hom
Whipped egg toast with bottarga.Photo: Melissa Hom
Spicy clams with Calabrian chili butter.Photo: Melissa Hom
Not a sauna — this is where wine lectures will take place.Photo: Melissa Hom
Stephanie Goto (Aldea, Piora, Morimoto) designed the space.Photo: Melissa Hom