Brunch at Cosme
I can still remember opening week of Cosme. I was at day three of the Star Chef's Congress and had just seen the world famous Chef Enrique Olvera speak when I decided to race home and check out his dinner that very evening. Unfortunately Cosme was booked solid and the entire bar was full by the time I arrived. I took it off the go-to list until things calmed down a little but it's still just as crazy today. Reservations for dinner continue to be impossible but not many people know they just started serving brunch. When I stopped in last Sunday I was able to score a table alone and there were still open seats at the bar.
There were so many wonderful sounding things on the menu like Corn Johnny Cakes with pineapple passion fruit and Green Chicken Chilquiles with creme fraiche but it was the Duck Enmoladas that really caught my eye.
The duck was simply shredded into a glorious mound of rich, tender meat then stuffed inside a soft blue tortilla shell and dressed with layers of spicy/sweet mole and queso. It was so filling I probably could have stopped after the first shell but so delicious I found myself finishing the entire plate.
In addition to the fabulous food menu was an incredible cocktail list. I choose the Telenovela made with Kappo Pisco, Suze, St. Germain and anchiote bitters. It was sour and bright- perfect for pairing with the rich mole sauce.
Service was incredible the entire meal...my only regret was passing up churros for dessert. Something I surely won't miss on my next visit.
35 East 21st Street between Park & Broadway
New York, NY 10010