Press preview at Lizarran
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 9:53AM
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*NOTE: This restaurant has since closed.*

From chorizo and green-pepper pinxtos + sharing dessert and a wine-cooler with Pichet Ong, Thursday evening was jam (+ food & drink) packed.  My adventure began with a "press preview" at Lizarran, followed by a quick dinner at Mexican Radio, and finished with dessert at the Village Tart (now closed).  Whew!

*All of the photos from my evening can be viewed on Flickr


NYC's Soho neighborhood is the first state-side location for Spanish import, Lizarran.  The first half of the restaurant's space reminded me of the apartment in Hell's Kitchen that I once shared with four other roommates: long and narrow, similar to that of a railroad car.  Located out of initial sight, the spacious main dining room is illuminated by a vast skylight.  Aside from a list of 200+ pinxtos (bite-sized sweets/savories held together with a toothpick, most mounted on to slices of freshly-baked bread), Lizarran also serves traditional tapas, larger Spanish entrees, and desserts.  Of the pinxtos that I sampled, my favorites included the crisp and salty ham-wrapped chunk of sweet banana, and the juicy chorizo sausage paired with a slice of grilled bell pepper.   

I foresee Lizarran being the perfect "first date" restaurant, as its menu encourages interaction.

Lizarran: sangria barLizarran: jamon IbericoLizarran's pinxto counterLizarran: chorizo & green pepper pinxto

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