|Prime beef rib eye cap with menudo and puffed tendon|
Opening night at Empellon Cocina. Smoky margaritas and smoked ricotta. A chunky guacamole laced with pistachios on masa crisps. Pork rib meat with white bean puree, masa balls and a salsa verde. Highlight is a beef rib eye cap (the spinalis dorsi muscle) with a dense menudo and crunchy puffed tendons. More cocktails in lieu of dessert. A most agreeable meal. Not cheap but worth it. Clean, vibrant and familiar flavors presented in a modern way - evocation and innovation. A very good start.
|House made guacamole with pressure-cooked pistachio nuts|
|Smoked Ricotta with three salsas|
|Pork ribs, white bean puree, masa balls, salsa verde.|
105 First Avenue (Sixth Street)