(photo credit: Simmi Degnemark)
No doubt, LA VARA, the new Spanish restaurant that opened its doors yesterday at 268 Clinton Street, will be a great addition to Cobble Hill. Not only does the exterior renovation look great, but a glimpse at the menu reveals such great dishes Conejo En Escabeche (stuffed rabbit loin poached in sweet onion vinaigrette with prunes, olive, saffron), Cordero Al Ajo Cabañil (cumin roasted lamb breast, scallion, preserved lemon-date condiment), and Carabiñeros, imported spanish red shrimp a la plancha preserved lemon
La Vara is located in the former space of Clinton Hill Café and more recently of Breuckelen, just steps away from Verandah Place. The façade has been tastefully renovated and the interior looks very inviting.
Incidentally, La Vara was also Spanish language weekly newspaper, published from 1922–1948 as a national Sephardi Jewish newspaper in the United States.
Was anyone at the grand opening yesterday? How was it?
268 Clinton St
Btwn Warren St & Verandah Pl
(check out the menu here)
*Thanks for sending along the photos, Simmi.