Resturant Week at Amada

When I heard Chef Jose Garces was opening an outpost of Amada in NYC I was pretty excited.  I've visited the original location in Philadelphia quite a few times and I love the lively atmosphere, the small plate menu and of course the incredible food.

This new spot tucked away in the corner of Brookfield Place in Battery Park City has a very similar feel inside with a big open kitchen, bright tiled walls and lively Spanish music playing overhead.

Since it was restaurant week I looked at the menu online and had my entire meal planned before even sitting down. However it seems they switched to a Restaurant Week brunch menu for Sundays instead which was a little annoying at first but then my basket of complementary brunch pastries arrived and I was a much happier lady.

A trio of flaky Pain au Choclat, sweet Banana Bread and a powdered sugar croissant studded with cranberries and strudel.  This was a really nice way to kick off brunch and a surprise addition to the regular three course menu.

For appetizers delicious triangles of aged manchego cheese served with truffle lavender honey and a bright springy salad of shaved asparagus, avocado, green beans and fava beans.

Moving on to entrees the Soft Scrambled Eggs Piperade was incredible.  The eggs were cooked perfect with a delicate tossing of onion and red peppers along with beautiful poached lobster meat and grilled bread topped with pancetta.

The only thing I didn't love was the Double Smoked Bacon that was just too rich and greasy for me to enjoy.

For dessert Tocinillo de Cielo a frothy egg custard cream with vanilla, orange meringue and pistachio for a light lovely end to the meal.

Brunch at Amada costs $29 on Sunday's during Restaurant Week until February 10th.

250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281


Unknown said…
I'm going there this week for the RW dinner! Hopefully it's as delightful as your brunch was, looks like you had a great meal
Roze said…
Enjoy! I was a little sad I couldn't get some of the more "lunch items" but it was fabulous regardless. I think you'll have a wonderful time.