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

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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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Socarrat Paella Bar

www.socarratpaellabar.com     284 Mulberry Street NYC & 259 West 19th Street NYC

 

Spanish tapas night (^_^) I had dinner two nights in a row at Socarrat two different location….and my patrolling report is Mulberry Street Socarrat is better than Chelsea location. Yeeeeeeeeep my hoooooooooooood  Nolita one is better!!!!!!!!! They are known for paella and they serve 6 different kind of paella. Some of friends are vegitalian so we had vegitarian paella (>_<)”””………next time I will order Black Rice Paella.

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Stuffed Dates dates stuffed with cheese and almond blend, wrapped in bacon $12♥♥♥

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” Happy Birthday Tegan ” at Chelsea location

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Vegetarian Paella eggplant, cauliflower, artichokes, tomatoes, garbanzos, sugar snow peas $46♥♥♥

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Tocino braised pork belly, roasted potatoes, dates puree $10♥♥

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Tortilla

 potato & egg omelette $7♥♥♥

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Grilled Squid lightly grilled squid, parsley, garlic $10♥♥♥1/2

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Alcachofas Fritas fried artichokes $9♥♥♥

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Garlic Shrimps sizzling shrimp, garlic, olive oil, guindilla hot pepper $10♥♥

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Octopus Carpaccio (Special of the day)♥♥♥1/2

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Eggplant with arugura and orange (Special of the day)♥♥♥1/2

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Shishito Pepper (off the menu)♥♥♥

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Good time with girls at Nolita location

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Mulberry street Socarrat

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Beauty & Essex

www.beautyandessex.com146 Essex St , NYC

This is one of the largest restaurants that has opened in the LES with 10,000 square feet on two floors. I believe it’s Chef Chris Santos‘s second restaurant in NYC (he owns Stanton Social a few block away).  The ambiance is more of the style in the Meat Packing area where the space is very flashy and luxurious (think circa Glam 70s and sexy!). This is the spot to go with a bunch of friends, not if you want to have an intimate dinner or with parents who are in town. The main dining room is downstairs and upstairs is lounge style (you can order the full menu upstairs too.) Their tapas menu is big & food is very good. Often at this type of giant sized trendy spot the food is just ok …but everything here is very good. The bone marrow with shallot marmalade is one of the best I EVER had, even better than Prune’s …and I love Prune. Trendy Japanese Shishito Peppers are a must to order and share. The tapas size & price is fair except for their meatballs (after I found out it was $18, I will never order it again, especially when a few blocks away you can have amazing meatballs for $7 at The Meatball Shop). 

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Yellowtail Chicken Fried Oysters w/apple & bacon braised spinach $15 – very good ♥♥♥

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Charred Shishito Peppers  $10 – This is a must order for sharing. Who doesn’t like shishito? Spicy, salty goodness ~ perfect with a cocktail ♥♥♥ 

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Hi  \(^_^)// Me & Yumi Kim

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Roasted Bone Marrow rioja braised shallot marmalade $17 – Combination of fatty marrow & sweet shallot marmalade is perfect ♥♥♥♥   

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Sashimi Of Tuna, Tonnato Style lemon zested olive oil, crunchy chorizo, sea salt $13

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Hand Cut Prime Steak Tartare crispy mustard & chive sticky rice cake $16 – Pretty good, me like it ♥♥♥

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Crudo caramelized citrus yuzu, avocado, cilantro $14 –   Normally I don’t like yellowtail but I loved the  yuzu flavor ~ so refreshing  ♥♥♥

 

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Heritage Baby Back Ribs tangerine barbeque glaze, tempura onion rings $19 – I didn’t expect it to be this good ♥♥♥

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Salt & Pepper Shrimp miso-sambal mayo $16 – skip it ♥♥ 

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Lobster Tacos beer battered maine lobster, red cabbage slaw, jalapeno crema $19 – expensive but really good ♥♥♥

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Seared Nori Spiced Tuna wasabi parsnip puree, miso glazed asparagus & roasted shiitake salad $28 – good but nothing special, skip it ♥♥♥

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Oven Braised Chicken Meatballs sheep’s milk ricotta, wild mushroom, truffle $18 – Just 3 meatballs for $18, skip it ! It’s not all that ♥♥

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Sashimi Of Tuna, Tonnato Style lemon zested olive oil, crunchy chorizo, sea salt $13 – simply good ♥♥♥1/2

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Ravioli

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Chicken Fried Oysters apple & bacon braised spinach $16

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Black Bottomed Butterscotch Pot de Creme coconut chantilly $10 –  The spoon is actually a cookie, great great dessert ♥♥♥


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