Sunday, January 13, 2013

Day 958 : Brunch at Baracca

Located on the corner of Greenwich and Bank is Barraca, a Valencian joint opened by Jesus Nunez, originally of Graffit / Gastroarte. Opened approximately three months ago, it is a lovely new addition to the Greenwich Avenue dining options.

Walking through the door, one is greeted with a bright rustic yet sleek farmhouse room complete with Spanish pop playing in the background. The brunch menu was a lovely mix of classic egg dishes, salads, tapas, copas or Spanish style flatbreads, sandwiches, entrees and more. On Saturdays and Sundays for brunch, they offer $3 mimosas and bloody mary's to go along with their brunch offerings.

So what did we have?

Well I decided to go more lunch than brunch and we started by splitting their grilled octopus served with baby potatoes and apples in a roasted red pepper and tomato sauce with pimenton de la vera. Rustic with hints of spice yet light and flavorful, this was a lovely yet simple preparation of one of my favorite shellfish. Not at all heavy handed this dish was a celebration of the warmth of the octopus and tomato sauce -- perfect for a grey January day,

Up next I had their grilled kale salad served with grilled zucchini, Manchego cheese, apricot compote, and roasted pumpkin seeds. This sweet and savory melange of flavors highlighted the best qualities of each of the ingredients and created a perfect flavor dance on one's palate. Vegetal and green yet sweet and round, this salad was a unique combination of flavors that totally worked.

Overall, a lovely meal and a great addition to the neighborhood. I look forward to returning and exploring other dishes on the menu.

81 Greenwich Avenue

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