Due West, a new bar in the heart of the West Village, opens from managing partners Andrew McLaughlin, Joffrey Lupul, Jess Goldfarb and Camilo Viafara. Goldfarb, former cocktail director of Locanda Verde and the acclaimed Cru in Nantucket, oversees the cocktail program, while Viafara, formerly the sommelier at Locanda Verde, oversees the wine program. They’ve teamed up with executive chef Adabis Castro, formerly of Atrium Dumbo and Le Bilboquet, to offer light bites in an intimate 65-seat space accented by a rotating selection of artwork from the renowned ACA Galleries in Chelsea.
Chef Castro's menu is designed to complement the beverage program, offering a raw bar and selection of elevated, yet straightforward bar snacks, small and large plates. Raw bar items include East Coast Oysters with horseradish and ice wine mignonette; and Bay Scallops with coconut milk. Bar snacks include Yukon Potato Bread with smoked onions, thyme and cultured butter; Chickpea Fritters with red pepper and bottarga; and Hot Crab Dip with cheddar cheese and smoked trout roe. Small plates include Fried Cauliflower with strained yogurt and a sweet & sour curry; Octopus with sunchokes and meyer lemon; and Beef Tartare with salsify and mustard. Large plates include a Dry-Aged Burger with caramelized onions and bacon; Sasso Chicken for Two with foie gras and leek butter; and a Whole Fluke for Two with brown butter and lemon. A Valrhona Chocolate Mousse with vanilla cream and a crispy milk crumble rounds out the menu as a dessert item.
Please reach out to Sunny@magmagt.com to make a reservation.