Tortilla española $6
Small serving of warm Spanish tortilla. Layers of thinly sliced potato and sautéed onion, in an airy, eggy tart. Garnished with olive oil. We had to add extra seasoning to beef up the flavors but, overall, a solid, traditional dish.
Torrija caramelizada $11
Two servings of grilled Spanish bread, caramelized sugar on the outside, moist and doughy on the inside. We think we detected small hints of orange blossom in the mix, too. Served with caramelized apple and a light and tasty citrus butter. Plus, a small pot of bourbon-aged maple syrup, which we spread on our “toast.”
Churros con chocolate $7
Five long crunchy churros in a quaint wax-paper package. The churros, lightly dusted with icing sugar, were crisp on the outside but soft on the inside. They were served with a small cup of rich, thick melted dark chocolate. Yes, we decided to drink that, too. Tasty and fun.
Unfortunately, some of our dishes didn’t make it into this post due to camera issues. We also had huevos al horno (baked eggs with garbanzo stew, mustard greens and hazelnut romesco) and tosta setas (marinated mushrooms with smoked ricotta and pine nuts). While all of these dishes were good, few were extremely memorable. The brunch food here is competently prepared but not special.
I have, however, eaten at Tertulia for dinner, and I highly recommend it. The food is varied, imaginative and flavorful. If you can bear the wait (we waited over an hour for a party of three), you’ll be rewarded with some delicious and authentic tapas.
So, skip brunch, come for dinner, and you won’t be disappointed.
359 6th Ave