Located in the award-winning Blue Moon Hotel’s lobby, the new Sweet Dreams Cafe serves a variety of authentic Italian dishes and baked goods. Aiming to ‘bring the Italian back to Little Italy’, the menu is inspired by owner Randy Settenbrino’s grandmother’s 1930s Italian artisan cooking.
More details can be found at https://www.bluemoon-nyc.com/
At the new cafe, customers can find a selection of classic dishes made with traditional techniques and options with a new-age twist. All the menu’s ingredients, from sauces to mozzarella, are hand-made on site, reflecting the Italian home cooking tradition.
On the Sweet Dreams Cafe’s bakery menu, customers can find 7 different types of biscotti and sfogliatella – a shell-shaped pastry originating from Campania, filled with ricotta and candied oranges. Sweet pizzette topped with allspice, chocolate, and almonds are also available.
For savory meals, the cafe offers a variety of salads and entrees such as customizable omelets, frittata, and loaded pizzas. Its pasta dishes encompass handmade ravioli stuffed with mushrooms and broccoli rabe, gnocchi with spinach and sweet potato, and fettuccine with salmon and cream sauce. Vegetarian customers can opt for the Sweet Dreams Cafe’s plant-based Bolognese or Polpette Di Al Capone – a meat-free take on the classic Neapolitan meatball recipe.
The kosher-certified Sweet Dreams Cafe at the Blue Moon Hotel is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dine-in and takeaway services are available.
The Blue Moon Hotel is a historic hotel that has been restored to reflect its 1879 tenement building origins by artist and developer Randy Settenbrino. It features repurposed architectural decoration and preserved historic memorabilia artworks. Named as one of the best 100 hotels in Allan Sperry’s book Best Hundred Little Hotels by Rizzoli, the Blue Moon Hotel was also described in National Geographic as ‘one in one hundred and fifty in the western hemisphere to check in to.’
A spokesperson for the hotel said: “For those in search of an extraordinary escape, the historic Blue Moon Hotel and Sweet Dreams Cafe beckon with their exquisite charms. The fusion of artistic brilliance, culinary prowess, and historical significance ensures an experience that is nothing short of exceptional.”
Interested parties can find more information at https://www.sweetdreamsbakerynyc.com/
Blue Moon Hotel Ltd
100 Orchard Street