Cata

www.catarestaurant.com 345 Bowery, ( at Stanton St )

 

Welcome to Cutie Patroller neighborhood!!!!!! A few months after their opening I came to patrol this new Spanish tapas place. My good designer friend Isi took me here for my belated birthday dinner♪♪☆~(^з^)~☆♪♪ Cata is owned by the same people who run Alta in West Village.

Full writing report is coming sometime…..maybe……I”m too busy eating not so much writing….hehehe

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Escalivada eggplant, bell peppers & ricotta 8.50 ♥♥♥

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Pulpo green olives, fingerlings, salsa verde 9.50 ♥♥♥

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Paella chorizo, shrimp, chicken wings 21.00 ♥♥♥

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Alta

www.altarestaurant.com  – 64 W 10th St, ( btw 5th Ave & 6th Ave )

Alta is very cute two floors Spanish tapas restaurant located in West Village. This place has been popular for long time in downtown NYC. Recently they opened another spanish tapas restaurant on Bowery St, one block from my shop Cutie Room (^_^). The place is called Cata 
Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥  $$$1/2
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Avocado Relleno with crabmeat & shrimp, frisee, and orange segments $13.5 ♥♥

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Braised Short Rib Of Beef beet-barbaresco taglierini, fresh grated horseradish $18.5 ♥♥

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P.E.I. Mussels harissa lobster broth, preserved lemon, cilantro $13.5 ♥♥

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Lamb Meatballs spiced butternut squash foam, toasted sesame seeds and lebne $9 ♥♥

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Alta

Degustation

www.degustationnyc 239 E 5th St New York, NY 10003

Degustation is owned by the same owner of next door Sushi gem Jewel Bako. I came here for the 10 course tasting menu with wine paring. Eating at Degustation is a bit of dinner theater: tiny and only 19 seats. It is set up as half a rectangle with diners sitting at a countertop that surrounds the chefs. You’re seated just three feet away and the chef creates your dishes right in front of you. Their menu is Spanish Tapas (so they say, but it was very much Japanese influenced during my experience) and the tasting menu changes often so if you don’t like surprises, do call ahead of time to ask because unfortunately when I went I was disappointed as more than one dish contained some version of an egg yolk (poached quail, scramble, etc…). I like egg but not more than one for the same course and it was also too similary in textures (puree,mouse..ect). I heard the Executive chef Westley Genovart has left so maybe that’s why ? Or maybe it was just this time ? Like I said, the tasting menu changes quite often. Hopefully next time I can experience better courses or I will order a la carte. I recommend to come here for special occasions with a small group of 2 or max 3.

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥  ♥♥♥  $$$$ 

 

 10 course tasting menu  $80 – pictures go by the dishes order      

  

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Salt Cod Chip , Jamon & Potato Croqueta , Spanish “Tortilla” Quail  Egg & Shallot Confit 

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Crudo of Hamachi poblano pepper puree fried leeks

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Santa Barbara Uni sunchoke puree,honey crisp apple,jalapeno

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Monkfish Liver eggplant water, finger lime

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Celeriac Soup salmon roe,pickled black radish,nori,marcona almond

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Winter Salad market vegetables,house made ricotta, soft poached quail egg, shallot vinaigrette

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Spanish Mackerel apple broth,apple cherric puree, lomo iberico,black radish

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Soft Scrambled Egg spinach, black truffle

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Wagu Beef yellow foot mushroom, shaved foie gras, beef broth “shabu shabu”

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Lamb Loin eggplant puree frekkch 

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Blood Orange Meringue satsme orange, spiced wine gelee, pumpkin seeds   

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Black Olive Bread Crumbs Pomogranite Dessert 

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