Translated to ‘Among the Flowers’ in Italian, Ai Fiori showcases the modern interpretations of cuisine from the French and Italian Rivieras. The menu features traditional regional dishes from land and sea, as well as a selection of Chef White’s signature hand-made pastas.
Ai Fiori is located on the Second Floor of the Langham Place Hotel on Fifth Ave. Executive Chef PJ Calapa oversees the kitchen operations at Ai Fiori. The kitchen is helmed daily by Chef di Cucina Marianne Bondad. Wine Director Raphael Ginsburg oversees Ai Fiori’s wine list, which boasts over 300 selections spanning from Provence to Liguria, representing the regional focus of the restaurant. In addition to the main dining room and bar, Ai Fiori also plays host to elegant private events. Whatever the occasion, Ai Fiori’s private dining team is dedicated to making each event a memorable one.
Ai Fiori receieved three stars from The New York Times as well as one Michelin star. The restaurant was also included in Esquire Magazine’s 2011 List of Best New Restaurants in America. Additionally, New York Post critic Steve Cuozzo deemed the signature dish Astice the “greatest dish in the world.” Ai Fiori ranks among Zagat’s Best Italian in NYC, and the Forbes Travel Guide awarded it four stars.