Riddle us this: If three exclusive hot spots coalesce into a fourth Nolita joint, what are the chances of getting a table for four this Thursday at 8 p.m.?
That new joint, Kenmare, opens tonight and is the combined effort of beloved chef Joey Campanaro (The Little Owl) and nightlife dons Paul Sevigny (Beatrice Inn) and Nur Khan (Rose Bar).
In the stampede will be fashion show ponies rubbing tails with chowhounds over Campanaro’s Mediterranean comfort food — an insane veal cutlet, The Little Owl’s legendary sliders, and an asparagus gratin (mac ’n’ cheese, your days are numbered).
Desserts like cannoli with pistachio gelato and chocolate-robiolina cheescake are toe-curlingly good.
And your chances of scoring a seat are looking up. Kenmare is holding reservations for one four-top at 6 p.m., one four-top at 8 p.m., and one two-top at 10 p.m. every night now through Sunday for DailyCandy readers.
Kenmare, 98 Kenmare Street, at Cleveland Place (212-274-9898).
Photo: Janelle Jones