Tucked away on a quiet street in New York City is Bellavitae, where head Chef Darren McRonald treats guests to the sort of quietly exquisite Italian-inspired cuisine where the ingredients take center stage. Bellavitae’s warm décor and wood-burning oven set the stage for memorable meals that change with the seasons.

Chef McRonald’s career has spanned legendary establishments, including many years at Chez Panisse in Berkeley where the use of local and organic produce blossomed into a new philosophy of dining and agricultural sustainability. His previous positions also include The Four Seasons in Costa Rica.

At Bellavitae, Chef McRonald’s menu embraces the philosophy of producing authentic Italian regional specialties from an in-house Bellavitae Pantry (many items are available for purchase to use in your own kitchen) featuring the best of Italy’s famed products. From these basic building blocks come mouthwatering, classical creations. The list ranges from handmade pastas and crostini, to antipasti and desserts so special you can imagine them being made in a rustic kitchen far away from the bustling streets of Manhattan. Infusing modest dishes with exotic accents, Chef McRonald offers the modern food aficionado a culinary journey that is new every time.






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