Fans of the classic Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Pierre hotel will find another New York mainstay onsite starting this month with the opening of Sirio Ristorante. Famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni and his sons are behind the concept, a sister outpost to the first location at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas. Expect décor reminiscent of mid-century mod Italy from designer Adam D. Tihany, who’s worked with Maccioni on previous dining rooms at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Le Cirque in New York and Osterio del Circo in Las Vegas. Touches such as earthy limestone, wooden archways, and black and white photos of Italian streetscapes will set the tone of the dining room. Seasonal Italian dishes from executive chef Filippo Gozzoli will include spaghetti carbonara with seafood; risotto with tomatoes, burrata and Pantelleria capers; and chocolate hazelnut crunch mousse with coconut sorbet and candied lemon. The wine list has been procured mostly of selections from Maccioni’s private wine labels produced in Tuscany.
Regarding the latter, you’ve now got Sirio. It’s a low-slung hall of mod-’60s sexiness and serious Italian fare. It’s taking reservations right now and opening November 1 at the Pierre. And this is how you’ll make it sing…
Dinner for two. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious (and potent), three.
You’ve basically stepped into Mastroianni-era Italy here. Dim lighting, horizontal lines, banquettes with white leather piping, and mushroom risotto and lamb shank with artichokes. We presume that’s what he ate. Continue reading
“This new Italian restaurant from the Maccioni family, of Le Cirque, replaces Le Caprice in the Pierre hotel, and even without tablecloths promises more elegance than the family’s homestyle Osteria del Circo nearby. At Sirio, named for the Maccioni patriarch, Adam Tihany’s design is in brown tones, with a geometric carpet and black-and-white photos of Italy. The family has brought the chef Filippo Gozzoli from the Park-Hyatt in Milan. While respecting tradition, his Italian menu, which does not reflect a particular region, is inventive, with dishes like a variation on baccala, spaghetti carbonara-style with seafood, and a cacciucco (or Livornese fish stew) served in a jar. “We want to be a neighborhood restaurant,” said Marco Maccioni, one of three brothers. “This is a neighborhood that respects Italian food.” (Early October): The Pierre, 795 Fifth Avenue (61st Street), (212) 940-8195.” by Florence Fabricant.
“Le Cirque elder Sirio Maccioni sets up shop in Central Park East’s iconic hotel the Pierre. Chef Filippo Gozzoli re-creates old-school Tuscan dishes inspired by Maccioni’s childhood in Montecatini Termi, Italy. The design, by Adam Tihany, takes its cues Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. 2 E 61st St between Fifth and Madison Aves (no phone yet). Mid-September.”
Upper East Siders with a penchant for pasta will soon be spoiled for choice. First up, Sirio Ristorante(795Fifth Ave.), a spot serving classic Tuscan cuisine, opens in the Pierre Hotel later this month.It’s the brain child of legendary restaurateur (and creator of Le Cirque) Sirio Maccioni, and his sons, Marco, Mauro and Mario. “Sirio is not going to be a ?ne dining experience at the same level as Le Cirque,” says Marco Maccioni,who has hired designer Adam Tihany to turn the space that was Le Caprice into a dining room inspired by Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.” Diversifying in Le Cirque’s ’hood makes sense, says Maccioni: “The Upper East Side is our home. Mydad made his success in that neighborhood.So it’s a return of sorts.And I grew up in this neighborhood. Literally,it’s my playground; so it’s nice to be able to walk to work.”
“Legendary restaurateur Sirio Maccioni will bring a version of his Las Vegas Italian restaurant to the former Le Caprice space in the Pierre Hotel. Adam Tihany is designing a retro space that will include vintage photos of Maccioni with his famous clientele. Sirio and his posse were recently in Italy doing research for the new menu, which will focus on the food of Tuscany.”