IT'S: A Med-Inspired restaurant on the Lower East Side
29-06-2017OPENED: June 29th, 2017
SOFT LAUNCH: June 24th
LOCATION: Lower East Side
ADDRESS: 43 Canal Street
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Grand Street
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If you have had the pleasure of dining at the Bed-Stuy Mediterranean hotspot, Hart’s, which opened towards the end of last year, you will be pleased to hear that the L.E.S is getting a new spot from the same team in the form of Cervo’s. The new restaurant will follow a similar theme to Hart’s with the flavors of coastal Europe – primarily focused on seafood.
Nialls Fallon and the chef Nick Perkins are partners of Cervo’s, with Aaron Crowder in the kitchen. The aim with their dishes is to always use sustainable seafood. The inspiration for the spot comes largely from Spain and Portugal.
The coastal-inspired dishes include items like clams in white wine with garlic, Spanish mackerel crudo, beef tartare and a lamb burger. Tinned seafoods also play a large part in the menu (a big thing in Spanish tapas) and they’ll also be preserving their own using their own salting and pickling techniques in-house.
Expect the wines to follow suit with the food, with strong ranges from both Spanish and Portuguese regions, with an emphasis on madeira, coastal and island-produced wines, and some natural producers too.
Small dishes range from $3 to $15 and up to $26 for larger main courses.
In A Nutshell:
The design and feel of Cervo’s will have you feeling as though you are breathing in the Mediterranean air when you arrive too. The space’s design is largely inspired by the Portuguese cervecerias (seafood counters that serve big plates of cold and grilled seafood with wines and beers) and the space is decked out with wood-panelled walls and decorative tiled floors. Add to the atmosphere, the incredibly authentic food and drinks and you have just found your new summer hang out.