We know last week on IITK Sandwich Board, we were gearing up for fall. But then the weather got cooler and we craved summer. So this week, we’re doing anything and eating everything that reminds us of summer. Time for some gazpacho soup! Here are our city picks for the Best Gazpacho… we’ll see y’all there!
IITK Sandwich Board: The Best Gazpacho in NYC
August 24, 2012
Salinas: Gazpacho Andaluz and Cucumber Gazpacho
There is little argument that Chef Luiz Bollo gazpacho andaluz and cucumber gazpacho are the best in the city. While the flavor and texture is out of this world, his presentation is also something of note. “He serves chopped cucumbers, red and yellow peppers, onions, crispy croutons and cherry tomatoes in a bowl with shards of frozen tomato juice, which were used to chill the soup before refrigerators were a household item. He then pours an emulsified tomato-based broth in the bowl to create a liquid salad that is velvety and rich, yet also light and smooth.” (from the NY Daily News)
Salinas: 136 9th Avenue [map]; (212) 776-1990
David Burke Kitchen: Crab and Tomato Gazpacho
It’s all about the broth and chef Chris Shea know what he’s doing. It starts with diced heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, red onions, cucumbers, red peppers, garlic, basil and jalapenos, accompanied by some spices, sourdough, sherry vinegar and mayo. After marinating for 2 days, it’s blended to perfection and poured tableside over crab with roasted corn, cilantro and lime crème fresh.
David Burke Kitchen: 23 Grand Street [map]; (212) 201-9119
Bouchon Bakery: Watermelon Gazpacho
During the summer, you can find the watermelon gazpacho as the soup du jour at Bouchon Bakery café. While you may think of this combination as sweet, it packs a spicy kick that will take your taste buds on an unexpected, yet wanted adventure.
Bouchon Bakery: 10 Columbus Circle, 3rd Floor [map]; (212) 823-9366
Casa Mono: Head on Shrimp with Gazpacho and Yellow Cucumbers
Chef Anthony Sasso has spent a lot of time in a small village in Catalunya visiting his family, which explains his excellent and innovative gazpachos. With an ever-evolving and seasonal menu, you can count on gazpachos that change with the years.
Casa Mono: 52 Irving Place [map]; (212) 253-2773
Aldea: Tomato Gazpacho
Chef George Mendes’ Gazpacho at Aldea is refreshing and full of flavor. The pickled cucumber and ricotta send it over the edge.
Aldea: 31 West 17th Street [map]; (212) 675-7223
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