“At the time we met, he [Kieran Chavez, the beverage director at the Spanish tapas mini-chain, Boqueria] was making two drinks with the stuff: a lime leaf collins—like limeade, only more interesting—and a carrot-juice-based concoction with Seedlip, saffron, and banknotes of India pepper.
“I grew up eating [churros],” says Marc Vidal, executive chef of Boqueria, a Spanish tapas bar with locations in New York and Washington, D.C. “The flavor profile makes them the perfect sweet to get creative with, so we love to incorporate different seasonal fruits, ice cream and more to mix things up.
“The hand-sliced Ibérico ham at the entrance and the rotisserie are of particular note —the rotisserie will churn out slow roasted pork shank, braised baby back ribs, whole chicken and other specials. Keep your eyes peeled later on this month when the eatery launches its happy hour, lunch, and brunch.”
“Boqueria, which has four locations in New York, was founded by Georgetown graduate Yannde Rochefort. Displays of Spanish bottled vinegars and vegetables and a glossy red meat slicer welcome guests to the thick marbled 24-seat bar—the brand’s biggest yet—which will serve Shishito margaritas, exclusively Spanish wine, and lots of sherries and sangrias.”