Casa Mono in Manhattan

Casa Mono in Manhattan

Tapas! I remember what a revolution Casa Mono was when it opened; bringing to the main stream not only to Spanish tapas, but also to innovating and exciting dishes like cocks combs. It has always been a favorite of mine.

And as luck would have it, chef Andy Nusser also opened Tarry Lodge in Port Chester, and we have since become friends. I love his food at both restaurants.

This visit, before an awards dinner around the corner, we shared three small plates among four of us.

The charcuterie platter:

Razor clams:

And Lamb Tongues Jim Harrison with Red Jalapeño Pesto and Espresso Lentils:

Wow. Wow. Wow. Best thing I’ve eaten all year, I’d say. Bold but not spicy, just the right texture and so much umami. Bravo, Andy Nusser!

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