Boqueria Bringing Churros to the Upper East Side
Flatiron tapas specialist Boqueria, which also has an address in Soho, announced that a third brand will open on the Upper East Side next spring. The 80-seater will retain a similar look and feel as the previous locations, with chef Marc Vidal continuing to offer a selection of Barcelona-style tapas. Expect to see standbys like cojonudos (fried quail eggs and chorizo on toast) and albóndigas (lamb meatballs) roll out of the open kitchen. A selection of Spanish cheeses and meats, such as jamón ibérico, will also be carried over into the new endeavor, as well as a daily selection of market-driven fare.
Uptown oenophiles should be pleased at the wine selection, which includes plenty of cava, sherry and earthy red wines by the glass and bottle. The restaurant showcases wine from Telmo Rodriguez of Bodegas Remelluri, who concentrates on offering wine from his native Rioja region. There will also be beer, housemade sangria and cocktails like I Love Barcelona - made with cava, Campari and oranges. The sweetest part of what's yet to come? The upcoming setup will feature a designated churro station, to cap off the meal with a traditional fried sweet.
1460 Second Ave.