Saturday, May 18, 2013

ABC Cocina In Spades

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).

We then had the fluke with green chili (which happily reminded me of the ceviche we had in Miami early this year), mushroom tacos, garlic chili shrimp (a bit too heavy on the chili oil made this the only slight all evening) and the halibut with saffron. How the heck we had space for the white chocolate caramel rice pudding AS WELL as gratis popsicle trio, I DON'T KNOW. 
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. 
I was decked out in Kate Spade (new purchases thanks to a hefty gift card win):
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... 


  1. Popping by from the blog Respect the Shoes. The food looks good and I'm all jealous that you're able to wear Kate Spade Saturday dresses! They look fun but sadly too short for me. :( Also, the clutch is super cute! Congrats on winning the contest, you lucky duck! :)

  2. This look is amazing! The dress and especially the clutch! I'm a sucker for anything, love, love. Well done, Miss. ; )