The friends and family meals continue at Mission Cantina, Danny Bowien's forthcoming Mexican restaurant on Orchard Street. Last night, Noma's Rene Redzepi and Chez Panisse's Alice Waters both had dinner at Mission Cantina, along with several other chefs (including Bill Telepan and Frank Falcinelli) and a handful of food writers. It looks like a poster of mid-90s era Jenny McCarthy is hanging up the kitchen. Is this Mission Cantina's version of the Laura Palmer poster? Possibly.
The restaurant is officially slated to open at the end of next week. See a picture of the beef heart and scallop tartare here, and check out a pic of a crazy-looking rice-stuffed roasted chicken here.
· All Coverage of Mission Cantina [~ENY~]