Oddly enough, you won’t find the namesake liqueur on the menu at this elegant East Village wine-and-tapas boite from the same folks behind Atlas Café and Angelina Café: The place is named after the vice of choice of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, whose artwork plasters the walls here. What you will find: French- and Spanish-influenced small plates from former Gramercy Park Hotel sous-chef Nelson German, who calls out his grilled octopus with Moroccan chermoula, and camembert-stuffed goat cheese with caramelized shallots and orange blossom honey. The 100-bottle wine list is equally Euro—Italian, Spanish, French—with about 40 available by the glass, plus four beers on draft.
Credit: Sam Horine
Posted by >metromix.com on 2009-01-26 19:47:26