The Art of Arrosticini
“Forte e Gentile”
ABRUZZO IS A RUGGED, MOUNTAINOUS, AND RURAL REGION IN ITALY. FROM MY GRANDPARENTS I LEARNED HOW THE ANCIENT PEOPLE FROM ABRUZZO HAVE ALWAYS MADE EVERYTHING THEMSELVES, LEAVING NO WASTE AND NOTHING FOR GRANTED. AMONG THE MANY FOODS OF ABRUZZO THE MOST WELL-KNOWN IS ARROSTICINI, A UNIQUE SKEWER OF SMALL CUBES OF LAMB, SALTED AND COOKED OVER A FURNACELL’. D’ABRUZZO NYC HAS BECOME KNOWN FOR ITS AWARD-WINNING ARROSTICINI. OUR PRIMARY LOCATION IS AT THE SMORGASBURG MARKETS. D’ABRUZZO ALSO PROVIDES SPECIAL EVENT CATERING SERVICES. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. COME HUNGRY: ONE ORDER IS NEVER, EVER ENOUGH.
D’Abruzzo featured in Award-Winning Film
THE STORY OF D’ABRUZZO NYC’S FOUNDER TOMMASO CONTE AND HIS LOVE FOR FOOD AND TRADITION WAS TOLD IN THIS BEAUTIFUL FILM BY FOOD.CURATED CREATOR AND HOST LIZA DE GUIA. THANK YOU LIZA FOR THIS INCREDIBLE PIECE OF ART THAT CAPTURES THE TRUE SPIRIT OF D’ABRUZZO NYC.
Award winning Arrosticini
D’Abruzzo NYC, the award-winning food vendor that brings true street food from the Abruzzo region of Italy, will return for its fifth season at Smorgasburg upon reopening after Covid-19.
“We love Smorgasburg. It is where we started and from there D’Abruzzo has continued to grow due to the appreciation and support of our customers who found us there,” said D’Abruzzo NYC founder Tommaso Conte. “Our food is simple, the highest quality and completely authentic, which has become the main reason we have been successful.”
D’Abruzzo NYC has quickly become known for its signature offering, arrosticini. A true Abruzzese offering, arrosticini are skewers of delicate cubes of lamb, cooked with high heat on a specially-made grill. D’Abruzzo NYC’s arrosticini has garnered awards and has been featured in local and international media.
“I use only the best meat, it is butchered very precisely and cooked perfectly,” said Conte. “I cannot count the number of times I have had customers tell me they hate lamb and then come back multiple times. It is that good.”
D’Abruzzo NYC also makes its own pizzelle, a soft waffle-like cookie that is served with either a house-made bourbon fig jam or the ever-popular Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread.
“I use a recipe that has been in my family for generations and each pizzelle is made by hand, by us, every week,” said Conte. “The house-made fig jam is great, but you cannot improve on the perfection of Nutella. Why try?”
“Since our first day at Smorgasburg I think people felt how dedicated we are to bringing something real, something great, and something unique to the New York food scene,” said Conte. “We are selling tradition, and that is something most everyone can understand.”