Amid Aztec geometric bas-reliefs, diners at the fourteen-seat Itzocan Café explore an ambitious fusion of Mexican and French cuisines. Try the sweet corn soufflé, imbued with an earthy huitlacoche, a traditional Mexican truffle, or the queso fundido, a rich fondue of molten Brie and Monterey Jack, chockfull of garlic-laden chorizo and poblano peppers. The pan-roasted chicken breast, stuffed with tangy goat cheese, is slathered in a red mole sauce, an ethereal mélange of chocolate, chili peppers, nuts and bananas. Note that the kitchen opens right onto the dining room.
|Venue name:||Itzocan Bistro||Contact:|
1575 Lexington Ave
|Cross street:||at 101st St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 5–11pm; Sat, Sun noon–3pm; 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 103rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $17. Cash only|