Category Archives: SPANISH

ABC Cocina, Union Square/ Flatiron, NYC

ABC Cocina, Union Square/ Flatiron, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆ ¾

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Grilled Maitake Mushrooms, Raw Shaved Fluke, Guacamole with Grapefruit Salsa

 ABC Cocina is Jean-Georges Vongerichten and executive chef Dan Kluger’s endeavor at inventive, Latin inspired, tapas style fare.

Housed within the stunning ABC Carpet & Home Store, this hot spot is fashioned in abcmkt’s eclectic style – an aesthetic I love (of course everything is available for purchase on the shop floor).

The menu consists of seven sections with choices that range from a “Raw Bar” to “Light and Bright” to “Wood Burning Grill” and more.

The cuisine is based on flavors from Latin America and Spain and is for most part executed rather well. Dishes that blew me away were the “Raw Shaved Fluke with Green Chili Dressing” and the “Grilled Maitake Mushrooms”. Other such as the “Fish Taco” felt lacking in clean flavors and brightness as is was unnecessarily doused with some kind of creamy heavy Russian type dressing. The “Short Rib Tacos” though are a clear winner!

Service was very pleasant but uneven. We were kept waiting for fairly long spells between certain dishes.

I didn’t fall in love with ABC Cocina the way that I did with ABC Kitchen….but the small plate fare piqued my interest enough to make warrant several revisits.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Guacamole with Grapefruit Salsa

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Raw Shaved Fluke 

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Shrimp with Sizzling Garlic and Chili Oil

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Short Rib Taco

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Fish Taco

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Grilled Maitake Mushrooms

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Salted Caramel ‘Impossible’ Flan

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Soft And Crunchy Almond Cake

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Restaurant Information


* Restaurant Name
ABC Cocina
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Flatiron / Latin American other / Tapas/Small Plates
* Street Address
38 East 19th St. (Between 5th Ave. & Park Ave.), New York, NY 10003
* Phone
(212) 677-2233
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Jaleo by José Andrés,Las Vegas, NV

Jaleo by José Andrés,Las Vegas, NV

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Patatas Bravas, Setas al ajillo con La Serena, Espinacas a la Catalana, Patatas Bravas

 

José Andrés  is the culinary mastermind who is credited with bringing authentic Spanish cuisine and the concept of Tapas to the United States.

At Jaleo, which is at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas, Andrés along with Chef Ramon Martinez, offers a delightful blitz of fantastic small plates showcasing the very best of Spanish cuisine.

Andrés has created a remarkable paella pit at Jaleo, lit by all wood fires, which flavors their delicious paella of the night.

The menu is extensive offering over 70 options to diners to pick from. Each dish delights in different ways as do the wonderful drinks. The service at Jaleo is just as charming as the food is. For me, this was a perfect Vegas food spot to kick off an evening of fun.

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Jaleo Bramble

 

Gambas Al Ajillo

 

Espinacas a la Catalana

 

Setas al ajillo con La Serena

 

Patatas Bravas

 

Tortillas de patatas clasica

 

Pollastre amb Escamarlans

 

Paella de verduras de Temporada

 

Gin and Tonic Sorbet

 

Flan al estilo

 

 

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* Restaurant Name
Jaleo by José Andrés
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Spanish
* Street Address
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South , Las Vegas, NV 89109
* Phone
(702) 698-7950
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Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, Upper West Side, NYC

Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, Upper West Side, NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Selezione Del Salumiere, Caponanta, Focaccia

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The DL, Lower East Side, NYC

The DL, Lower East Side, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: PB&J, Rice Crispy Crusted Monkfish

 

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