For my birthday with a group of friends, I decided to do tapas. It's easier to share and I get to try a bunch of different dishes. While I was trying to pick a place to try, I read a lot of Toro. This Boston restaurant got rave reviews and had opened a location in Manhattan. I jumped on the opportunity since it was a larger space and allowed for bigger groups to dine together.
When we arrived, the hostess graciously informed us that a larger table and cancelled last minute. That group had booked the special chef's table but we were allowed to sit there and order from the regular menu per our original reservation. We jumped at this opportunity because we got to sit closer to the kitchen and away from the crowd of the people waiting. It worked out wonderfully.
We looked over the menu and ordered a variety of things from each section. So please enjoy the wonderful pictures of the delicious things we ate that night.
Chorizo Iberico de Fermin: Spanish sausage ($15), Paleta Serrano de Fermin: Spanish ham ($17), Jamon de pato: aged duck ham ($15).
Bocadillo de Erizos (Pressed sea urchin sandwich with miso butter and pickled mustard seeds - $13)
Foie gras y Piquillo: seared foie gras with piquillo peppers, cider vinegar gastrique, and candied walnuts ($14)
Datiles con jamon: medjool dates filled with marcona almonds, cabrales blue cheese wrapped in jamon serrano ($8)
Coles: brussels sprouts with olive oil and maldon salt ($9)
Pulpo: galician octopus with potatoes and charred onions ($16)
Panza de cerdo: crispy pork belly with apples, squash, rutabagas, and berbere ($15)
Asado de huesos: roasted bone marrow with raddish cirtus salad and beef cheek marmalade ($16)
Zanahorias: heirloom carrots, buttermilk, dill, and harissa ($12)
Morcilla y callos: tripe and marfaix bean stew with blood sausage ($14)
Gambas al ajillo: griddled garlic shrimp with cascabel chilis ($16)
Navajas: razor clams with piquillo peppers, garlic, lemon ($16)
Sepia con su tinta: cuttlefish in its own ink ($14)
Croquettas de bacalao: salt cod fritters with tempura lemon rings and aioli ($12)
Patatas Bravas: fried potatoes with aioli and spicy tomato sauce ($9)
Paella Valenciana: shrimp, mussels, clams, chorizo, chicken, calasparra rice ($76)
And to finish, churros con chocolate.
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