10 Corso Como is one of the world’s most exciting retail models. Founded in 1991 in Milan by editor and publisher Carla Sozzani, it merges fashion, food, art, music, design, and lifestyle. In 2018, 10 Corso Como made its way across the ocean to New York, opening up in the city’s historic Seaport District, taking up 28,000 square-feet on the ground floor of the Fulton Building.
Designed as a “living lifestyle magazine with a diverse consumer experience at the core of its philosophy”, the New York post takes cues from the first Milanese building. The black and white modern interiors designed by American artist Kris Ruhs who created the design for the original store, are punctuated with the brand’s trademark circular motifs.
In a nod to the brand’s Italian heritage, the retail space is also home to a restaurant which serves Mediterranean fare inspired by traditional Italian cooking. Headed up by world-renowned Chef Jordan Froslone, only the highest quality seafood, meat, local produce and ingredients imported all the way from artisanal producers in Italy to create an extensive menu of mouthwatering dishes.
Froslone’s resume includes Chicago dining institutions, Blackbird and NoMi, Spoleto in Florence and Hearth and Monofuku in New York. He has created a menu perfect for sharing. The small plates selection are great to split between two or more people, and are the perfect pairing to the extensive wine and cocktail list if you want a light lunch or dinner. Highlights include prosciutto with burrata, Mediterranean share plate and thinly sliced veal and tuna cream and capers.
No Italian restaurant would be complete with pasta, and 10 Corso Como certainly delivers, not just on taste, but on authenticity. Standout dishes include a creatively designed eggplant wrapped filled with pasta sauce, gnocchi with butter and sage and panzerotti di funghi. If you feel like something other than pasta, the menu caters for you too. The osso buco of braised veal shank is a highlight, as well as the well-cooked steak which is guaranteed to fill you up.
The extensive wine list, showcases over 100 Italian, French and local wines from small, boutique vineyards. If you are after something a little more fun a creative cocktail menu makes it the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion, or even relax after a long week at work.
10 Corso Como, 200 Front St, New York, NY 10038, USA