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Rayuela Brunch, NYC

Rayuela Executive Chef: Máximo Tejada Cuisine: Estilo Libre Latino, contemporary Latin American and Spanish Neighborhood: LES Price: $30-50 pp brunch Phone: (212) 253-8840 Address: 165 Allen Street, NYC 10002 Kitchen Hours: Mon – Thur 5:30pm – 11pm / Fri – Sat 5:30pm – 12am / Sun 5pm – 10pm Lounge Hours: Mon – Thur 5:30pm … Continue reading

Hazelnut Aioli

We recently bought the Ninja Kitchen System 1100 (dual blender and food processor) and I was so excited to try my hand at making all my own sauces with my snazzy new food processor.  After my recent Hollandaise adventures,  I decided to try another classic French sauce: aioli.  Aioli is a traditional Provençal sauce made … Continue reading

Mercat, NYC

Mercat Chef: Jalinson Rodriguez Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas Neighborhood: NoHo Price: $50-70 per person including tax, tip Phone: (212) 529-8600 Address: 45 Bond Street, NYC 10012 Hours: Mon-Sun 6pm – 12am Mercat, which means “market” in Catalan, is a bustling Spanish restaurant and tapas lounge that opened in 2007 by Barcelona native Jaime Reixach.  The restaurant … Continue reading

Yerba Buena Perry, NYC

Yerba Buena Perry Executive Chef: Julian Medina Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Tapas Neighborhood: West Village Price: $30-40 total per person Phone: (212) 620-0808 Address: 1 Perry St, NYC 10014 Boozy brunch is a time-honored tradition in Manhattan.  Essex and Sunburnt Cow have always been my go-to brunch spots whenever I wanted to get absolutely toasted before … Continue reading