Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Churros Filled With Fois Gras? In Midtown? Yes and Yes.

Churros Filled With Fois Gras? In Midtown? Yes and Yes.


Toloache Opens
Some people eat Mexican food to live.
And then there are those that live to eat it.
If the sound of sizzling steak fajitas makes your heart beat faster, then you’ll definitely want to hit Toloache, the newest Mexican restaurant in town. Toloache, pronounced “toh-lo-AH-tchay” (it’s a Mexican flowering plant used for love potions) is the culminating work of Executive Chef/Owner Julian Medina (Zocalo, Pampano).

For his first restaurant, Chef Medina went all out: the two-level bistro sports a ceviche and guacamole bar (with seven types of ceviche and three types of guac’), a wood burning brick oven, and a list of more than 100 tequilas and mezcals.

And let’s not forget about the menu highlights (peruse the full menu): fruit guacamole, made of avocado, vidalia onion, mango, quince, apple, Meyer lemon, habanero chile, and Thai basil (who needs a V8?), foie gras-filled churros with a molé dipping sauce, and brick oven roasted pig with habanero-sour orange salsa.

Midtowners, you can start salivating now.

Toloache opens tomorrow (8/23).

251 West 50th Street (between Broadway & Eighth Avenues)
Tel: (212) 581-1818

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