Bobby Flay's forthcoming Lafayette Street restaurant Gato is still covered in plywood, but the chef/restaurateur thinks that it could open next month, if everything goes according to plan. Flay originally hinted that this project would be a new version of his now-shuttered three-star Spanish restaurant Bolo. But back in November, Flay told The Daily Meal: "It's going to be inspired by the ghost of Bolo, but it's not just going to be only Spain. It's going to be Spain, all Mediterranean countries — France, Italy, even North Africa — little things like using harissa and couscous, preserved lemons, and things like that. " As the story goes, he changed the name to Gato because a lucky orange cat walked by him when he visited the space for the first time. Just think about that scene for a second, visualize it. That's a moment of zen.
Over the weekend, Flay tweeted a picture of an early draft of the menu, which includes squid with bacon, scallop tartare, duck prosciutto, and a salad of mussels and razor clams. Check it out:
It gets exciting when you can touch the actual menu (draft one).. About a month out! pic.twitter.com/7WPACgMvN1— Bobby Flay (@bflay) January 12, 2014
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