Category Spanish

Casa Mono in NYC

Casa Mono in NYC is a small Spanish cuisine inspired restaurant  which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary!  Casa Mono is owned by Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Andy Nusser; Chef de cuisine is Anthony Sasso and Sommerlier is Nancy Selzer.  I loved the food at Casa Mono and am glad I went there for lunch. […]

Salt Yard in London

Salt Yard serves modern tapas with Spanish and Italian influenced flavours and produce.  Salt Yard has other (sister) tapas restaurants scattered across central London (Dehesa, Opera Tavern, and the latest Ember Yard) –  I am yet to go to any of these, so cannot say how they are different or better (if at all).  The […]

Tapas at Casa Brindisa in South Kensington, London

Brindisa Tapas is no new comer to the tapas scene in London.  Long before the Brindisa Tapas Kitchens started serving tapas in 2004, Brindisa Kitchens were selling some of the best food and spices from Spain in whole sale and in retail.  We love the food at Casa Brindisa (South Kensington) where we have been […]

Have to go back to tapas bar Barraca in the West Village

It seems weird to write about my not-so-great experience at Barraca within a week or two after the NY Times’ Ligaya Mishan wrote positively about the same place – she says “the food is straightforwardly delicious”.   Barraca is a tapas restaurant by chef Jesus Nunez, who was earlier at Gastroarte on the UWS – […]

Best seafood paella at Socarrat – Chelsea

One of the advantages of  staying in NYC on a holiday weekend, especially one after a the most important day for eating) is the ease of securing dinner reservations at restaurants that are not known for accommodating same day / same hour reservation requests.  Last Friday, I was trying to make a last-minute dinner reservation […]

Not too beautiful a Miro to eat

This post is no longer valid.  GastroArte closed as of Dec 2012.  RIP GastroArte…. ———————- Gastroarte (formerly Graffit) is a restaurant in NYC that often serves food that is apparently too beautiful to eat.  Chef Jesus Nunez apparently pursued a culinary career in tandem to his work as a graffiti artist.   No wonder then that […]