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Two Years Later Portuguese Alfama Relocates and Reopens

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[Krieger, 5/19/11]



Alfama, a 10 year-old Portuguese restaurant that closed in the West Village in late 2009 because of a rent increase—the space is now home to Italian newcomer Spasso—will once again see the light of day. Owners Tarcísio Costa and Miguel Jerónimo will reopen the restaurant next week in a larger bi-level Midtown space with a slightly revamped menu. They'll serve snacks like rabbit meatballs and fried cod tongues, entrees like red snapper with lobster rice and a stew called Mariscada Alfama, and a large selection of Portuguese cheeses and desserts. See the full menu below. Alfama will open on Monday for dinner and later for lunch.

Lunch

Petiscos / Appetizers

Tremoços Fried lupine beans 4

Azeitonas Portuguese olives marinated in thyme
and oregano 4

Salada Bibb lettuce, endives, red onion and crispy
carrots 7

Caldo Verde Collard green and chouriço soup 7

Bolos de Bacalhau Cod fish cakes with chickpea
purée 9

Rissóis de Camarão Shrimp turnovers with
arugula salad 9

Ameijoas à Bulhão Pato Manila clams in a white
wine, cilantro and garlic broth 14

Almóndegas de Coelho Rabbit meatballs with
sage 15

Polvo Grelhado Grilled octopus, fingerling
potatoes, crispy pork belly, leeks, shallots, roasted
garlic and olive oil 16

Borrego Desfiado Grilled Broa bread with pulled
lamb cooked in honey, apricots, prunes and
roasted almonds 16

Chouriço Flambeado Portuguese sausage
flambéed with aguardente 10

Prix fix lunch $27

Sopa do dia Soup of the day

Salada Mista Spring mix salad

Bola de chouriço & São Jorge Crispy house-
made flat bread topped with Portuguese chouriço,
caramalized onions and São Jorge, a cow’s milk
cheese from the Azores

Bola de Sardinhas Crispy house-made flat bread
topped with fresh sardines and roasted red
peppers

Bola do Dia Bola of the day
****

Arroz de Marisco Seafood rice with clams,
mussels and shrimp

Peixe do Dia Catch of the day

Peito de Frango com Molho d’Alho Sauteed
chicken breast with garlic sauce and fingerling
fries and blocoli rabe

Bitoque Grilled strip loin with white wine
reduction, sunnyside egg and Portuguese fries
*****
Pudim Flan Caramel custard

Salada de Frutos Vermelhos Mix berries salad
with Port reduction

Sericaia a traditional Portuguese dessert made of
eggs, sugar, milk and cinnamon

Patéis de Nata Traditional Portuguese custard
cakes, puff pastry & lemon-cinnamon custard


Dinner

Petiscos / Appetizers

Tremoços Fried lupine beans 4

Azeitonas Portuguese olives marinated in thyme
and oregano 4

Pão com Chouriço Chouriço & olive bread 5

Pipis Chicken gizzards in a savory tomato sauce 6

Salada Bibb lettuce, endives, red onion and crispy
carrots 7

Caldo Verde Collard green & chouriço soup 7

Creme de Caranguejo Blue crab bisque with
chervil 11

Ameijoas à Bulhão Pato Manila clams in a white
wine, cilantro and garlic broth 14

Salada de Chocos Cuttlefish salad with bell
peppers, shallots and ginger in an olive oil - lemon
emulsion and watercress 12

Navalhas Grilled razor clams with garlic olive oil
and grapefruit segments 14

Línguas de Bacalhau Fried codfish tongues with
black-eyed pea salad 10

Bolos de Bacalhau Cod fish cakes with chickpea
purée 9

Rissóis de Camarão Shrimp turnovers with
arugula salad 9

Almóndegas de Coelho Rabbit meatballs with
sage 15

Codorniz Seared quail breast with sautéed
crimini mushrooms and quail leg confit 16

Polvo Grelhado Grilled octopus, fingerling
potatoes, crispy pork belly, leeks, shallots, roasted
garlic and olive oil 16

Pés de Porco Pork trotters with cilantro, olive oil,
paprika and red wine vinegar 8

Borrego Desfiado Grilled Broa bread with pulled
lamb cooked in honey, apricots, prunes and
roasted almonds 16

Chouriço Flambeado Portuguese sausage
flambéed with aguardente 10


Acompanhamentos/ Sides

Grelos Salteados Sautéed broccoli rabe with
garlic 6

Mandioca Frita Fried yucca 4

Aspargus Assados Roasted asparagus with
shiitake mushrooms 7

Purê de Batata Garlic mashed potatoes 6

Couve-Flor Salteada Sautéed cauliflower with
chouriço 5


Pratos Principais /Main Courses

Bacalhau Espiritual Cod fish gratin with shrimp,
carrots, onions and potatoes 22

Tamboril Recheado Stuffed monkfish with
prosciutto, roasted cauliflower, chouriço and
parsnips purée 22

Arroz de Polvo Octopus rice with cardamom and
cilantro 21

Mariscada Alfama A stew of lobster, shrimp,
clams, mussels and monkfish in a lobster wine
broth 32

Pargo Salteado Sautéed red snapper fillet with
lobster rice and fried leeks 25

Bacalhau Albardado Salt codfish in collard leaf,
with tomato sauce and mashed potatoes 26

Galito Grelhado Grilled poussin with piri-piri 20

Bife na Pedra 8 oz. organic filet mignon stone-
grilled at the table, roasted cauliflower and garlic
mash 32

Língua de Vitela Braised veal tongue with
roasted red potatoes and roasted vegetables 23

Costeleta de Porco Pork chop with “migas”
savory bread pudding with asparagus, red
pepper & port wine reduction 29

Bife Marrare Grilled strip loin with creamy
broccoli rabe, roasted fingerlings and port wine
reduction 26

Alfama
214 East 52nd Street, Midtown
212-759-5552
Alfamanyc.com

Alfama

214 E 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022 212 759 5552

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