92 Second Ave., btwn. 5th & 6th Sts.
No phone number listed yet
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Poetessa – back from the dead? Well, not exactly but this East Village Italian has been reconceived as a Cuban/Italian fusion joint. While the signage reads “Cucina & Mojito Bar”, the technical name given to this new spot is Candela, Candela (named after a song in Buena Vista Social Club). A strange brew, but owner Laura Germak assures us it’s an organic fit. Croquetas jamon & tropical salads appear curiously adjacent to gnocchi & ravioli on the menu. Now all they need is a guy who rolls cigar and pasta.
Until we eat again,
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