The New York Restaurant That Feels Like an Italian Farmhouse
For 25 years, Il Buco has served perfect pasta and Umbrian charm to the loyal customers who have returned again and again to its small cobblestoned block.
"Late one balmy September night, Donna Lennard and the crew from her beloved Italian restaurant Il Buco start to roast a large, plump pig outside their front door on Bond Street. By the next day it will be deeply succulent with just the right crackle, and friends and neighbors will settle down to porchetta sandwiches with blueberry balsamic mostarda, panzanella, ricotta fritters, beer and wine. A pig roast has become something of a ritual to mark special occasions at Il Buco and this is a big one: New York restaurant years are like dog years, and reaching 25 in a city where restaurants open and shut with fatal regularity is no small accomplishment."
Read the full article, written by Reggie Nadelson, online in T Magazine.