Boqueria Soho

There's nothing more fun than sitting back with a glass of wine and nibbling on small plates while catching up with an old friend.  Luckily there are a ton of bars in NYC offering just that like Boqueria.

I hardly ever go to a tapas bar without ordering Datiles con Beicon...plump juicy dates stuffed with almonds and Veldeon cheese then wrapped in crisp bacon.  They're super rich and sweet...definitely something to share with a friend.

As is the cheese...this time we tried the Rosemary Manchego a hard, nutty cheese with the strong evergreen flavor of rosemary in the rind.  The only thing I don't share is the Berza y Zanahorias salad.  Kale and cumin roasted carrots topped with pomegranate, sunflower seeds and dollops of labne yogurt drizzled with a citrus dressing.

The flavor reminds me a bit of our carrots at Manfreds and Vin with that sweet, nutty flavor I love so much.  I usually ask to go light on the pomegranate seeds.  I really enjoy them in the mix but sometimes they put so many on it overpowers the other components.

Overall Boqueria is just a solid place to kick back and relax over some tasty tapas.  I wouldn't mind spending most of my afternoons doing just this.

171 Spring Street between Thompson & West Broadway
NYC 10012