Prado's new chef de cuisine, Peter DeRuvo (formerly of Sassi), hasn't wasted any time in the kitchen since he came on board. First up among the things he's rolling out is a new tapas menu, available starting on Friday, February 25.
Available in the restaurant's lounge, Mbar, the tapas menu looks interesting enough to merit an entire meal. Along with expected tidbits like cheeses, salumi, and fried calamari, there's an impressive lineup of offal treats -- something you don't see at many restaurants these days.
Think beef heart with pickled radish, arugula, and 20-year balsamic, a beef tongue sandwich with pickled vegetables and sriracha, cocoa-dusted sweetbreads with lentils and blood orange, and "Fiorentina-style" tripe with sofrito, polenta, and duck egg.
Read on for the menu and more photos:
MARCONA ALMONDS | Spiced | Honeyed 4
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES | 'MJ' Bread | Olive Oil | Sea Salt 5
MEDJOOL DATES | SERRANO HAM | 'Cabrales' Blue Cheese 6
'HUEVOS DIABLOS' DEVILED EGG | Caviar 6
WHITE ANCHOVIES in Vinegar | Olive Oil 7
FRIED SHISHITO PEPPERS | Sea Salt 7
MANCHEGO & ONION OMELET | Potato | Garlic Aioli 7
FRIED CALAMARI | Pimenton | Garlic Aioli 8
ARTISAN CHEESE PLATE | Bread | Nuts | Honeycomb 19
-- TAPAS DE PESCADO--
OCTOPUS AND SQUID* | Fennel | Local Citrus | Espelette 8
GRILLED PRAWNS* | Garlic | Sea Salt | Arbequina Oil 12
GIGAMOTO | BUCKLEY BAY | KUMAMOTO | Oysters* 12
'Offal' | 'Small Game' | 'Salumi' | Testa di Coppa
BEEF HEART* | Pickled Radish | Arugula | 20 Year Balsamic 7
HEAD CHEESE | MJ Bread | Pickled Vegetable | Grain Mustard 9
BEEF TONGUE SANDWICH* | Pickled Vegetable | Sriracha 9
SWEET BREADS* | Coco Dusted | Lentils | Blood Orange 9
BABY BACK RIBS | Balsamic | Rosemary 10
TRIPE 'FIORENTINA STYLE' | Sofritto | Polenta| Duck Egg* 9
MERGUEZ LAMB SAUSAGE* | Coco Beans | Wild Oregano 9
GRILLED MORTADELLA | Robiola | Chutney 9
SERRANO HAM 9
LA QUERCIA PROSCIUTTO 9
WILD BOAR SALUMI 6
SALUMI GENOVESE 6
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SALUMI DECOCAO 6
CHEESEBURGER* | Caramelized Onion | Gouda | Brioche 15
ANTIPASTI for two'La Quercia' Prosciutto | Salametto | Pickled Condimento | Olives | Conserva | Flat Bread | Honeycomb 27