New York: ABC Cocina restaurant. Casual and trendy full of energy with very tasty and delicious Pan-Latin inspired farm-to-table food, ABC Cocina is one of Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s latest restaurants. Divided only by a corridor space with Jean-George’s other restaurant, ABC Kitchen, both are located inside ABC Carpet and Home. The space, like any ABC Carpet installations, is appealing. With it’s eclectic mix of styles and furniture, it is dark and industrial looking, yet cozy and fun. LED low voltage chandeliers, black steel top tables and Thonet chairs, with an occasional pink one thrown in, mix terribly well with the “quaint” mix of mismatched antique plates and cute little wild flower arrangements on the each table.
Above. Hibiscus Iced Tea.
ABC Cocina. Lunch was shared with my famous friends from the world of design. Design consultant extraordinaire Jeffrey Osborne and renowned design journalist Pilar Viladas.
ABC Cocina. Esteemed artist, fabric designer and weaver Suzanne Tick.
ABC Cocina. A must have – Guacamole with Sungold Tomato Salsa and Warm Crunchy Tortillas. English peas are added to the avocado giving it a sweetness and a chunky texture that intensify the color.
ABC Cocina – Raw Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad, Shepherd’s Cheese and Marcona Almonds
ABC Cocina – The Salted Caramel ‘Impossible’ Flan is served on pink pressed glass little dishes.
ABC Cocina – Coffee is served in antique mismatched cups and saucers.
ABC Cocina – A delicious Assortment of Cookies ends the meal.