I've been excited about Graffiti since ZackD mentioned months ago. Located in East Village, it is disguised as an orange-painted dirty old front (with no actual graffiti in sight), totally hidden among chic consignment shops and small taverns. Graffiti takes intimate dining and super small spaces to another level. The food is clever, beautiful and delicious! Laurie and I had a 5:45pm rez.
|GRAFFITI, 224 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10002, 212-464-7743|
Duck Portobello Gratinee, Mustard Onion Confit, $15. Thick and juicy portobello, crumby topping, dense chewy duck. Interesting flavor-texture combo. DEVINE.
Grilled Scallop, Dehydrated Mungbean, Toasted Pita, Sweet Chili Sauce, $15. Crunchy mungbeans add awesome depth. Hands-down, our favorite of the night - brilliant dish!
The creativity and high quality of the food make sense when you learn that Chef Jehangir Mehta used to be the pastry chef for Jean-Georges! Each dish had that deliciously playful wow factor typically found in high-end desserts. Graffiti goes to town on textures. Can't wait to come back to try everything else on the menu!
Before our rez, we discovered a fantastic consignment store, Tokio Seven (83 East 7th Street) down the street! I found 2 fabulous vests :)
Located on 10th Street in East Village, orange awning.
224 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10002