Caffe Morini & Enoteca will serve small plates at 216 Lafayette St.
The 15,000-square-foot lounge will also include a special "Jets House" for season-ticket holders.
The library will feature tiered terrace seating, but measure roughly half the size of the original space.
A who's-who of New York's restaurant scene are up for James Beard awards.
Attorneys are asking a judge to overrule an SLA decision that would likely prevent Morini from growing.
The event will include one-hour cooking demonstrations and two five-course dinners.
Altamarea Group will continue to push for an expansion of the SoHo hot spot, a spokesman said.
An expansion of chef Michael White's restaurant Osteria Morini got the thumbs-down.
Michael White, known for haute Italian cuisine, will serve up American food in TriBeCa.
Interior designer Nicole Fuller created a new model home inside The Residences at 400 Fifth Avenue.
Renowned New York chefs will partner with some of their Italian counterparts to present workshops and wine tastings that celebrate Italian cuisine.
Summer Restaurant Week starts July 11 and runs through July 24.
Masaharu Morimoto, Mario Batali and Michael White are among the most recent restaurateurs to be sued by employees.
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