So what’s playing in the kitchen, as Sara and crew turn out orrechiette with spicy lamb sausage, cannolichie "con una marea di formaggi" (little twists with a tide of cheeses) and short ribs braised in red wine**?
“We’re playing all reggae in the kitchen, basically. I’m not a super music geek but Matt [Lindemulder, Jenkins’ cousin and Porchetta partner] is a music fiend. I just steal all my stuff from him.
Right now I’m liking Prince Far I a lot—especially his song Bedward—and also Freddie McGregor, and this album series called Strictly Riddim: Dancehall Reggae—everything on there is great. And I really love Anthony B. He has a song called Cold Feet, and I used to think he was singing confit. Oh well.”
Porsena, 21 East Seventh Street; 212-228-4923. Check out the menu here.
**Speaking of booze, Porsena still doesn’t have its liquor license. When we checked in, they were pouring wine gratis.
What I'm listening to: Joe le Taxi – Stéréo Total