Welcome Spring with This Gorgeous, Italian-Inspired Easter Menu

March 11, 2016

No one takes Easter more seriously than the Italians. Just ask Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, the chefs behind Via Carota, the completely charming trattoria in New York’s West Village. The Easter menu that the duo created—artichokes, braised lamb, chocolate semifreddo—mirrors the restaurant’s rustic, timeless, fuss-free approach.

Italian Crudités

To start the meal, Williams and Sodi set out a platter of gorgeous raw vegetables. The un-recipe: Find the prettiest produce that March can pony up (such as slender carrots and haricots verts, small heads of lettuce, breakfast radishes, and asparagus). Wash and trim (halving whatever needs to be halved), then…