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New Yorkers can now dive into the Mediterranean Sea and its culture, without leaving Manhattan.
The T in Tfor stands for tartare, the undisputed star of a menu designed with an unmistakable Mediterranean touch. Tuna, swordfish, beef, tagliata, oysters, sea urchins, caviar, homemade pasta, and much more will be topped with Pantelleria capers, thyme, Bronte pistachios and other tasty ingredients from the Mediterranean region. Organic and regional wines, creative drinks, and fine homemade patisserie complement this fusion-style menu.

The T in Tfor stands also for Tommy (short for Tommaso Roncari) who opened the restaurant with a clear concept in mind: “I have an insane love for seafood and fish, and with Tfor I wanted to bring to New York the tastes of Mediterranean crudo with a full experience that mixes the scent of the sea with some Italian classics and creative mixology”. Mr Roncari picked chefs’ duo Stefano Crialesi and Riccardo Di Rocco for the mission. The two have long worked together in several successful restaurants in Europe and Hawaii. Their most successful venture is Scalco, a fine dining restaurant based in the luxury ski resort of Verbier (Switzerland). For ten years they also worked as Vittorio Emanuele of Royal House of Savoy and his wife Marina Doria’s as personal chefs at Royal mansion in Gstaad (Switzerland). Tfor uses only selected ingredients such as yellowfin tuna and red prawns from Sicily; smooth and aromatic olive oil from Nocellara del Belice, the juicy tomatoes from Capri, and local fresh hydroponic herbs and vegetables from Green Sense Farm. Rounding out this unique food experience, a hand-picked selection of Italian and international wines, a rich list of cocktails designed by mixologist Luis Barcena, as well as traditional, homemade desserts featuring Cannoli, Babà and pistachio mousse.

I have an insane love for seafood and fish, and with Tfor I wanted to bring to New York the taste of Mediterranean crudo food with a full experience that mixes the scent of the sea with Italian classics and great mixology Tommaso Roncari – Founder