Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Williamsburg tapas outpost Bar Celona started garnering buzz before it opened in late 2009. The lounge is the first culinary venture of former fashion freelancer Cynthia Diaz. After working for the likes of Etro, Jill Stewart, lisli and others, Diaz ventured on to a new path. Bar Celona was born out of Diaz's love of fine food and wanting to create a space that would be a destination rather than a stop off; the moody and seductive interior helps Diaz achieve this goal.
Executive Chef Jordy Lavanderos' menu is a study in old meets new. Old school Spanish flavors are paired with new Dominican influences as evidenced in their braised oxtail and crispy, sweet bombas . Besides Bar Celona's mouthwatering tapas guests will enjoy artisanal cocktails conjured up by beverage consultants, The Tippling Bros. The adventurous drink menu includes a savory paella infused cocktail. For the more traditional, there's an all-Spanish wine list.
104 South Fourth Street (Bedford Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York 11211