Estela, New York City, 5/9/15

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What a little gem is this place! Fairly small with a limited menu at Sat. brunch it is worth the trip. Most plates are easy to share and the service people are most helpful in making selections. They seem to love hiding ingredients underneath the top items that enhance the already intense tastes of the dishes. We started with the endive salad and the walnuts were so nicely toasted they were almost sweet and added to the already wonderful crunch of the endive. I wasn’t sure about the dish but when you taste it the ‘wow’ factor is there.The egg dish had a bit of spice and the croutons absorbed a lot of the harissa sauce which made them a taste explosion in your mouth. Overall a nice combo. The lamb ribs had lentils underneath and also had a bit of spice. The very light dumplings were presented in the most awful looking broth but close your eyes cause it was a heavenly mushroom taste complimented by the sliced fresh ones on the top. We finished with the chocolate cake which turned out to be a molten cake surrounded by whipped cream with a layer of sesame ganache underneath. Again, a plate licker! I would love to get back here for their dinners!

table set up
table set up
room
room
wine
wine
bathroom flowers
bathroom flowers
Endive with toasted walnuts, anchovy and pecorino duro
Endive with toasted walnuts, anchovy and pecorino duro
Eggs with beans, croutons, mojama (ham like tuna) and harissa (spicy sauce)
Eggs with beans, croutons, mojama (ham like tuna) and harissa (spicy sauce)
Ricotta dumplings with mushrooms and pecorino sardo
Ricotta dumplings with mushrooms and pecorino sardo
dumplings
dumplings
Lamb ribs with charmoula and honey
Lamb ribs with charmoula and honey
Chocolate cake with whipped cream
Chocolate cake with whipped cream

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Frankie
Frankie

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