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Saturday, March 24, 2012

NYC: Boqueria Tapas

Boqueria

171 Spring Street
212.343.4255

A mid-shopping-spree lunch break. That’s what the location of the Soho Boqueria tells me (located on Spring St @ W Broadway). Of course, I was not shopping…at least not for clothing. I was on a hunt for food. Situated between cobblestone streets lined with boutiques, this is a Spanish tapas bar. There are chalkboards displaying today’s specialties and favorites. The kitchen is exposed for patrons to watch the seafood sizzle on the grill, and see the chef cutting super-thin slices of jamon for the charcuterie boards.

We start with a glass of cava, and a glass of red sangria. For tapas, the Tortilla Espanol has thick chunks of potatoes held together in a light egg omlette. The Ensalada del Momento was a spring salad with frisee and a citrus dressing. The Datiles con Beicon were bacon-wrapped dates, stuffed with almonds and Spanish bleu cheese. Warm and sweet. Finally, the Cojonudo: Fried quail eggs and chorizo on toast. It was delicious! 
Sangria and Cava sparkling wine
Tortilla Espanol
Ensalada del Momento
Datiles con Beicon
Cojonudo
Overall, this was a quaint place for a springtime lunch. I will be back soon for a cheese and charcuterie board!
Quince paste, raisins, almonds, olives. Perfect for a Spanish cheese board!

1 comment:

  1. A feast for the eyes, Can't wait to go and try it out for myself!

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