Kamel Saci might be facing off against a fellow judo fighter in a championship match today, if a knee injury and a subsequent, much more happy, accident hadn’t intercepted his Olympic-bound path. Instead, at NoHo’s adored Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, the former French champ turned boulanger is knocking out an awesome assemblage of bespoke breads that go head to head with the city’s best.
It’s winning converts across the globe, and Manhattan has the USA’s only storefront.
The world-famous Italian designer extols the virtues of a minimalist meal and how stacking a pile of dirty dishes can be almost as good as washing them.
Find bacalao and hand-packed piquillo peppers amidst line-caught tuna and elvers.