Chumley’s in the West Village takes its name and space from a former bar and hideaway frequented during prohibition and through the century by writers and creatives who took shelter in its dark corners and and booths. Today, Chumley’s is an upscale American restaurant serving an eclectic menu from the kitchen helmed by Heather Pelletier. Pelletier started as a pastry cook at Momofuku before turning to savory fare at Osteria Morini, Vaucluse, and Boqueria.
Her pastry roots shine in this luxurious appetizer: a savory cannoli filled with chicken liver and foie gras mousse. The dish is finished with shallot jam and pistachios and is as pretty as anything you’ll find in a pastry case.
86 Bedford Street
Monday–Thursday: 5:30–10:15 PM
Friday–Saturday: 5:30–10:30 PM
Sunday Brunch: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM