Food Critic Finds 'A Fork Full of Comfort' at Bar Corvo

Chow.com editor praises food at Al Di La's Washington Avenue venture for bringing 'dining in Crown Heights to another level.'

Chow.com has discovered , calling the menu "high on comfort with just enough innovation to set it apart."

The Washington avenue restaurant, takes “dining in Crown Heights to another level,” with such dishes as their heritage pork chops, says a Chow.com editor for NY1.

He praises co-owners Anna Klinger, Emiliano Coppa and Jacob Somers for overhauling “the old greasy spoon diner” , turning it into a cozy spot that serves an “innovative” Northern Italian menu, says Pervaiz Shallwani, an editor at the food web site Chow.com.

Shallwani says their standout item is the Grilled Heritage Pork Chop, a marbled chop marinated with herbs, olive oil, garlic and a splash of vinegar that’s grilled and finished in the oven with a sauce of pork scraps. The chops are placed atop polenta and slow-cooked greens, and topped with shaved horseradish.

“Each bite is a fork full of comfort,” writes Shallwani.

Also recommended in the article is Bar Corvo’s (made with bourbon, demerara syrup, angostura and orange bitters), cauliflower steak and the caramel-topped creme fraiche panna cotta.

Jenny May 09, 2012 at 12:10 PM
makes me want to go very soon.
Hendi May 09, 2012 at 01:40 PM
A good week for the area, the New Yorker restaurant review was also nearby this week and was really positive.
RP May 09, 2012 at 05:21 PM
This place is across the street from me. Love. It.
CH Deniz May 10, 2012 at 01:27 AM
This place charges $4 for a side of bread. The $12 brunch doesn't include a coffee, ahem, excuse me -- I mean, an Americano. That's another $3. Mildew in the clay dish overpowered the fontina in the Uovo in Purgatorio that I ordered. So it's a Northern Italian menu? My Northern Italian husband said the place was pretentious and ridiculous.


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