Alfred Portale

Portale Restaurant

Biography

Chef Alfred Portale is a three-time James Beard Award Winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author known as a pioneer in the New American cuisine movement.

After graduating at the top of his class at the Culinary Institute in 1981, Portale apprenticed in France with the Great  Chefs Guerard, Troisgros, and  tv1aximin,  where  he refined and... READ MORE

Chef Alfred Portale is a three-time James Beard Award Winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author known as a pioneer in the New American cuisine movement.

After graduating at the top of his class at the Culinary Institute in 1981, Portale apprenticed in France with the Great  Chefs Guerard, Troisgros, and  tv1aximin,  where  he refined and mastered classical French techniques. In 1985, Portale took the reins as Executive Chef at the young Greenwich Village restaurant Gotham Bar and Grill where he developed a seasonal menu with an American sensibility: relaxed elegance, prime product and bold flavors. Portale’s dedication to sourcing quality ingredients from small farms and specialty purveyors placed him among those chefs who are identified as the leaders of the movement known as New American Cuisine. Within six months Gotham received its first 3-Star New  York Times review and Portale’s reputation  was established. Today, he has earned a  total of five  three-star reviews from The New York Times; three James Beard Awards and a longstanding  Michelin star.

PORTALE RESTAURANT

 Opened: November 16th, 2079

Chef Alfred Portale brings his heritage and passion for the cuisine and culture of Italy to his namesake, serving a contemporary Italian menu in a relaxed and convivial setting in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Ensconced in a renovated carriage house, Portale Restaurant explores the many regions of Italy. The menu features seasonally  driven Italian dishes in four main categories:  Antipasti, Primi, Secondi and Contorni, and includes an abundance of roasted vegetables, market salads, pastas and assorted grilled meats and fish. Portale’s menu offerings are intended to delight, restore and evoke a sense of the modern Italian flare.

Designed by INC Architecture & Design, Portale appeals  to  a multi-generational audience with an atmosphere that is warm, inviting, and approachable. Delicately combined  raw material including limed white washed reclaimed timber, bleached white oak and painted white raw brick with meticulously crafted details in refined finished like brass, black lacquer, teal leather, mohair calacatta arabescato marble and burled walnut give the space a sleep metropolitan feel with homespun comfort.

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Favorite Event

Farmer's Market Brunch presented by White Claw hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian part of the LIVEHAPPilly series presented by illy caffè

Sat, Oct 16

11:00 AM

illy, Walk-Around Tastings, Brunches,