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Popular Soho Brunch Spot Hundred Acres Becoming Mediterranean Kitchen, Shuka

From North Africa to Italy, the menu covers a lot of territory
September 6, 2017
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by Margaret Sutherlin

All photos courtesy of Shuka

Beloved Soho seasonal American favorite (and charming brunch spot) Hundred Acres has a whole new look, menu and name starting this Friday, September 8.

Restaurateurs Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer of the Bowery Restaurant Group (Vic’s, Rosie’s, Cookshop) have re-imagined the spot as a Mediterranean kitchen called Shuka.

Shakshuka.

Shuka's Mediterranean menu focuses on flavors from Italy, North Africa and Israel delivered in surprising combinations. Hundred Acres chef Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja (Felidia, A Voce) is still on board and has worked the past several months to add imaginative dishes to the menu before fully switching to the new concept.

Lamb tartare.

On the menu look for mezze like roasted corn and hummus with cilantro and pita, house labne or grated tomato and zhoug, and halloumi flatbread. There are traditional bites too like falafel and tahini too (pictured up top). More filling appetizers include skewers like shawarma spiced chicken, swordfish and pork kofta. Lamb tartare comes with coriander, preserved lemon, harissa, mint and potato chips. Mains feature plenty of veggie forward options too, like vegetable paella (squash, African eggplant and vine tomatoes with leeks and tarragon. There’s a whole porgy fish with marinated tomatoes, shaved zucchini and basil zhoug. Also look for a tagine with cod, potato, olives and pickled lemon and peppers.

Hundred Acres’ country-chic aesthetic is long gone too. Look for dreamy linen tufted ceilings and traditional blue and white Moroccan tiles and colorful patterned pillows on the banquette.  

38 MacDougal St.; 212-475-7500

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