By PK Greenfield
Guitars, percussion, dancing and singing fill the room with folklore and a mysterious art form (uniquely from Spain) that originated in 1895 until the early 1900s, however, it still continues on in current-day society. Locals and visitors of NYC can experience Flamenco de España every Tuesday at Socarrat Paella Bar.
Here is what you need to know:
#1: The room is rustic with hardwood tables that are as strong as the shoes that the dancers wear upon wooden slats while lanterns suspend overhead creating the impression of walking into a palm reader’s parlor. The space is very contemporary and the ambiance is inviting if not intriguing.
#2: Waiters carrying large pans of paellas rush from kitchen to table before the performers take to the small stage and the performance/story begins. The sangria flows in stemmed glasses and jarras – pitchers to share.
#3: Socarrat in Spanish is a term that defines the process when the rice in the paella absorbs the liquid until it is cooked to perfection. This location is a great idea to celebrate, food, drink and music on a warm Tuesday night.
Note: A review of the new menus at Socarrat Paella Bar will be posted in the coming weeks.
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Socarrat Paella Bar
284 Mulberry Street
New York, NY