Today we pay homage to the melon of all melons...watermelon! Restaurants and bars around the city are whipping up dishes and libations made specially from your favorite fruit.
Two very special dishes will be added to Anthony Ricco's menu at Spice Market in celebration of this special day. Try out their Thai-inspired Watermelon Gazpacho ($8.50) with watermelon, Thai chilies, tomatoes, cucumber, and red wine vinegar. They are also serving delectable Chocolate Covered Watermelon Slices ($8) dusted with crushed, spiced almonds.
Meatpacking's delicious Spice Market is introducing a $48 vegetarian tasting menu created by executive chef Anthony Ricco. The menu includes 4 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts - perfect for two people to share and also try the best vegetarian dishes in the restaurant. Highlights from the menu include green mango salad with cherry tomatoes and crystallized ginger, avocado summer rolls with sriracha mayonnaise, bbq tofu, and more.
Richard Sandoval's Pampano is offering their first ever 'Sea to Table' dinner throughout July and August. This new five course menu features regional ingredients and preparations from La Paz, Mexico. Local specialties include almejada, wood roasted clams, tamarind, guava, and damiana, a herb-flavored liquor. Dinner is $50 per guest or $75 with cocktail or wine pairings.
In lieu of recent chef firings from modernist restaurants around the city, LES hot spot wd-50 is terminating their a la carte menu and is replacing it with a newly inspired 7 and 12 course tasting menu. Chef Wylie Dufresne created the new menus and who wouldn't want to try them!
Give dad the gift that keeps on giving this Father's Day by taking him to dinner at Spice Market on Saturday or Sunday. Not only will he get to chow down on the delicious meal you're paying for, but he will also receive a sample of chef Anthony Ricco's recipe for a 10 spice dry rub as well as a signature grilling recipe. No one wants to leave empty handed!
If Dad is more the bistro type, take him to Highpoint Bar & Bistro for brunch from 11:30am-4pm and dinner from 4pm-10:30pm on Sunday. Dinner is just $39 per person and includes delicious dishes such as pan seared boat scallops, baked eggplant parm, pan seared scallions, and bone in double pork chop.