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, was 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.
Itzocan Café (CLOSED)
|Venue name:||Itzocan Café (CLOSED)||Contact:|
438 E 9th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave; N, R, W to 8th St; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $14|