If brunching were an Olympic sport, Poco could serve as a great arena to perfect brunching skills of the most experienced New Yorkers. This gem of the East Village boasts a Spanish-inspired menu created by Abe Lopez, winner of the Food Network’s popular competitive cooking show, “Chopped,” and pairs delectable tapas and entrees with unique cocktails.
Brunch specials range from Poco’s version of eggs benedict topped with pimentón hollandaise to their signature lobster mac-n-cheese, consisting of a 3-cheese blend topped with herbed panko. Of course, brunch wouldn’t be brunch without a nice day-friendly cocktail or two, and Poco’s selection includes blood orange mango mojito and and tarragon margarita. All the ingredients in Poco’s cocktails were hand selected by Owner and General Manager Sara Grizzle, and only fresh, all natural purees are employed. As if you needed more incentive, Poco’s brunch special includes unlimited mimosas, bloody marys or sangria.
But brunch isn’t the only meal that Poco offers, and for dinner, Poco’s menu reads like a tapas dream: tuna tartare, lobster risotto, mushroom truffle croquettes, and albondigas (Spanish-style meatballs served on top of crostinis with house made tomato sauce), to name a few. Their happy hour specials also make Poco a delightful aprés-work spot to meet up with friends.
Hungry yet? Then be sure to buy your ticket for East Village Eats Tasting Tour today, and stop by Poco on October 27, where they will be offering individually wrapped chocolate quinoa brownies. Treat yourself to a sample of health-minded decadence? We’ll drink to that.