KABOOM! Here we are checkin’ out the victuals at a place called Gato. This is Bobby Flay’s newest New York City restaurant located on Lafayette Street near Bleecker, and it is damn tasty! Gato is the Spanish word for “cat,” but there is nothing feline about this place. . .it is full-on, straight-forward bold Spanish-inspired food oozing with flavor and vitality that they serve up here. . .maybe the food at Gato is meant to fuel us for multiple lives–possibly nine. . .or maybe we are just supposed to gobble up as much of the goodness on the menu as we can and then go home and sleep like a big cat with a full belly. Whatever connotations Gato conjures up for you, I can guarantee that you will have a satisfying meal here if you dive in head first and allow the staff to work their magic.
We ingested tomato salad, an array of delectable appetizers, artichoke and kale paella, squid-ink pasta, succulent shrimps, etc. all washed down with a fifty-dollar Rioja–niiiice! And for dessert we gobbled the blackberry torte which was exceptionally tasty. . .as was my latte. . .mmmm, aaaaaahh!
Bobby Flay knows from bold flavors, and they are all on wonderful display at Gato. So, the next time you find yourself wandering around in the Nolita section of Manhattan pop on into Bobby’s new place. . .you will like it–meow bien!
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