Chef Anthony Ricco: Executive Chef, Leuca

Chef Anthony Ricco, Executive Chef at Leuca

What do you love most about NYC?

I love the energy. It’s unlike any place in the world. I love the food, the mix of people and the street art. I love the grit that remains on some parts of the city.

(Black Shells)

What’s happening at:

6:00 AM – The street carts are setting up, getting ready to sling nonstop bagels and coffee.

10:00 AM – People are still hustling around and starting their days.

12:00 PM – Everyone is shopping! Food, coffee, more food. Retail stores are flooded with people.

(Leuca Interior)

7:00 PM – This is when the hustle to the bar starts. People are finishing work and heading to their local feel-good establishment.

11:00 PM – The freaks come out at night! This is the hour of the real fun in the city.

Where do you enjoy getting lost in NYC?

Chelsea Market is my favorite spot to go and get sucked into.

(Dinner Spread)

Photo Credit: (Noah Fecks and Nick Solares)