Connect With Us Connect With Us Newsletter Connect with us

Mussels at Annisa

Behold the power of three

According to a recent study, the power of persuasion relies on making a point in triplicate. Chef Anita Lo seems to agree. Take a look at her menu at Annisa: Three ingredients — no more, no less — enhance memorable dishes such as hearts of palm (with lilies, blood orange and Szechuan peppercorn sauce, $34) and grilled filet of wild striped bass (accompanied by summer beans, bottarga and charred lemon, $36). But the most awesome threesome in her repertoire has to be the mussels and chickpeas with Spanish flavors ($18).


Mussels at Annisa (Photo: Courtesy of Annisa)

Mussels at Annisa (Photo: Courtesy of Annisa)

Bivalves served three ways include a raw preparation brightened with lemon, pink sea salt and paprika; grilled atop a black chickpea puree that plays up the sea with squid ink and mussel juice, jazzed by hot pepper and chorizo; and deep-fried rounds crusted in chickpea and wheat flour, garnished with a jalapeño salsa verde and lemon aioli.

A West Village staple since 2000, Lo’s latest menu certainly has compelled the palate of Mr. Pete Wells, the New York Times dining critic. In his recent re-review, he upgraded Annisa from two stars to that persuasively magic number: three.

13 Barrow St.

Popular Buys

Popular Reads

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

    10 of NYC's Hottest Holiday Shows for 2014

    Read More
  • Macaulay Culkin lives it up at The Plaza in ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ (Photo: 21st Century Fox)

    8 NYC Places Made Famous by Holiday Movies

    Read More
  • Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink

    10 Top Ice Skating Rinks in New York City

    Read More
  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    New York City's Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants

    Read More
  • Watch: 5 Surprising Secrets of Rockefeller Center

    Read More