I got there very early. It was such a cute spot! I would go back in a heartbeat!! It was a quirky little restaurant with a FABULOUS bar downtown on 8th avenue and Horatio street. Heart of the village. Upon entering there were tons of fun jars with peppers and fruits used for drinks. The two bartenders made amazing concoctions and were super friendly.
They tend to use a lot of tequila and rice milk, both of which are gluten-free, so in my book this place was already getting stellar ratings in my book. The bartender made me a tasting of rice milk, tequila and a hint of ginger. Delicious. Even the glass was pretty. Then I had a rice milk tequila cocktail with orange and an herb, maybe it was mint or basil or even Thyme. Delicious!!
My new drink: Tequila and Rice Milk-surprisingly refreshing!
This little spot was very authentic. I felt like I wasn't even in NYC, which is a great feeling. A transporting experience some would say. Going to restaurants like that make me want to move to downtown NYC. It's just so chill and different downtown, much more hipster then midtown. Being at that restaurant made me want to chill at the corner table looking mysterious with a very old paperback book of Catcher In The Rye or something like that.
The food was amazing! Prosciutto and Burrata and branzino with Shitake mushrooms and asparagus. (My pee smelled this morning, does that ever happen to you when you eat asparagus? For that reason alone I do not eat asparagus on dates or weekend getaways with boyfriends). The Burrata was soft and flavorful and prosciutto always wins my heart.
I'm not a Branzino fan, but this was a dish they could prepare gluten-free, minus the crispy zucchini. Us gluten-free eaters can't have it all, but we can certainly come close!
I definitely recommend this spot! I heart you Barrio 47! And a special happy birthday to my friend Marci!
Happy birthday Marci! (That dessert is not gluten-free)
Enjoy! xoxo Julie