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Some exciting bar news coming from the Aragona camp today. It's been announced that David Nelson, who launched the bar programs at Tavern Law and Spur and who most recently oversaw the cocktail program at Il Bistro (Murray Stenson's new home), will be the bar maestro at Aragona when it opens sometime this fall. (UPDATE: Aragona could open by month's end).
Nelson joins Service and Wine Director, Chris Tanghe, and Tanghe's right-hand-man and former Canlis cohort, Jackson Rohrbaugh as the booze brothers.
The bar menu also looks pretty impressive:
"Los CapriChos de bar"
Jamón serrano 16. 100g.
Lomo ibérico 22. 100g.
Salchichas "picnic" caseras: Taylor's tuna Vienna sausages 9.
Our potato chips with almond flower honey 3.
Torreznos: Pork belly confit with sea salt and brandy 8.
Toast with manteca colorá—Cádiz style pork rilletes 6.
Quail eggs with mojama 7.
Beef tongue en escabeche with quince 9.
Coca de sardinas: Catalan flatbread with sardines 9.
Pumpkin on the plancha with romesco 15.
Deep fried house made morcilla 14.
Potatoes "a lo pijo" with smoked trout roe 11.
Artichokes with red garlic and cumin 10.
Tortilla with jersualem artichokes 11.
Salpicón del otoño: Shigoku oysters with Asian pear, cucumber and peppers 14.
Revuelto: Soft scrambled eggs with geoduck and matsutake mushroom 16.
Migas: Fried breadcrumbs with our chorizo and broken, fried egg 14.
Botifarra blanca: spiced with white beans 16.
Meanwhile, Aragona chef Carrie Mashaney makes her second week debut on Top Chef: New Orleans tonight at 10 pm on Bravo. Watch a sneak peek of Mashaney and her crew entwined in a gumbo challenge.
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