Here on the North American east coast, it’s not uncommon for the verdant leaves of summer oaks to fall without notice late in the year—for the “I NY” towels of lounging tourists dotting Central Park to fade into blankets of freshly fallen snow over the course of a long weekend, leaving us scrambling to unpack our winter wardrobes and wondering if Autumn has up and abandoned us altogether.
Marc arrived at Boqueria eager to add new dishes to the menu, but his most important mission was to pick apart and perfect Boqueria guest favorites. He obsessed over the croquetas. He knew that a passable croqueta could still be easy to love, but that an expertly executed croqueta is an irresistible glimpse into another dimension.
Boqueria is a chain with a bunch of locations around the city, but it’s still a solid spot for casual Spanish food and drinks. We like that the vermouth drinks here come on wooden boards with oranges, shishito peppers, cheese, and olives for no apparent reason other than DIY is trendy and cheese generally tastes good.