Yesterday's date night saw us at ABC Cocina. Early reports suggest this is the latest hot spot in Manhattan, resulting in the annoying problem of tables being booked out at least a month in advance, I did however manage to wrangle a prime time reservation for Friday by calling the day before enquiring about cancelled tables. A trick we've used many times before with great success.
Just like its neighbour and sister restaurant, ABC Kitchen, Cocina is decked out in very pretty lighting and high-end hipster decor from ABC Carpet and Home (the place to go if you are ever in the market for $600 crockery and $1000 reclaimed metal chairs).
I digress. Everything about this Spanish/Latin restaurant was fabulous. The gin coconut cocktail as well as guacamole with peas and sunflower seeds were a great start to our meal (I'm definitely using these additions next time I make guac at home).
|Rice pudding with caramel slathered all over and popsicles made in house: (b-t) mango, coconut chocolate and basil|
Frankly we didn't. My stomach was protruding so much on the way home I'm relieved no one gave up their seats in the subway for me.
|Kate Spade Saturday Windowpane Dress, Kate Spade All Aboard Clutch, Nine West Jeneil red suede pumps, Anthropologie Roundabout Fringe Necklace, BR cluster ring|
Sigh, how much fun would it be to carry around this clutch during Fleet Week had it not been cancelled this year...