Milanese tradition plus New York glamour equals Sant Ambroeus. In its first-ever cookbook, the legendary café and restaurant shares its secrets to the perfect cappuccino, authentic panini, exquisite Italian desserts, and more.
From the first day it opened its doors on the Upper East Side in 1982, Sant Ambroeus–perhaps the quintessential Milanese café in New York City–became a beloved neighborhood staple. Attracting Upper East Side families, art lovers, and executives from the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art and midtown, and travelers from Central Park, the hand-baked breads and pastries, savory sandwiches, creamy gelatos, and perfectly crafted coffee drinks have spawned an empire with four locations in Manhattan, one in the Hamptons, and one in Palm Beach.
Featuring seventy-five recipes, including coffee drinks, breads, light fare such as tea sandwiches and panini, cookies, cakes and pastry, and the famed gelatos and sorbettos, Sant Ambroeus: The Café Cookbook brings the true soul of Milanese culture into readers’’ homes: quality, craftsmanship, and the feeling of being among friends.