Connect With Us Connect With Us Newsletter Connect with us
 

Spring Pea Guacamole at ABC Cocina

A fresh new spin on a classic fiesta-starter

Think you’ve eaten enough guacamole in your life? Think again. Leave it to Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Dan Kluger, the power chefs behind the newly opened ABC Cocina, to reinvent a conventional party dip. No one makes a guacamole ($11) quite like this: avocados mashed until silken, laced with toasted sunflower seeds and spring peas and served in a molcajete-like bowl. The addictive mix zips with chile and zings with lime, but it’s the crunch of the sunflower seeds and the pop of the peas that give this nueva vida. A lacing of cilantro adds extra freshness, and altogether it’s a wonderful, seasonal starter that’s served, of course, with freshly-fried crispy tortilla chips.

Spring pea guacamole ABC Cocina

The new restaurant, within ABC Carpet & Home, is the Latin answer to companion eatery ABC Kitchen. Cocina’s décor is dimmer, sexier, and a bit more eclectically outfitted than its sibling, however—with a pin light chandelier here, elaborate candelabra there; glowing niches and seashell elaborations on the concrete-slab walls; an open kitchen, wood-burning grill, and raw bar. The menu, which is inspired by Mexico, South America and Spain, includes a generous selection of table snacks, light seafood dishes, fritters, tacos, rice and grilled items—so plan on several visits to truly explore this world of flavors.

ABC Cocina
38 E. 19th St.
212-677-2233
abccocinanyc.com

Popular Buys

Popular Reads

  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    New York City's Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants

    Read More
  • 10 Things Every Visitor Needs to Know Before Coming to NYC (Photo: Jim Pennucci/Flickr CC)

    10 Things Every Visitor Needs to Know Before Coming to NYC

    Read More
  • 10 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in NYC

    Read More
  • New York Exposed

    7 New York City Tours You've Never Taken — But Should

    Read More
  • ‘Wolf Hall’ will be presented on Broadway in two parts (Photo: Johan Persson)

    The 16 Most Anticipated Broadway Shows for Spring 2015

    Read More