Looking over the food and cocktail menu's some hard decisions needed to be made... The toughest decisions I had made that day! Like..umm what are we going to order? First off, the waitress suggested crowd favorites (which I already had my eye on) which only solidified what we were planning to order. I love asking the servers whats their fav's on the menu are, they always have a great idea of the good stuff. Our server suggested drinks. Now, I am not a huge drinker, and I know what I can and can not tolerate. So when the server suggested the Asian Sangria and the Poquito Picante to start, Kim and I both agreed. Im glad we did because both drinks were absolutely perfect!
The Asian Sangria which is electric green in color is perfectly blended yuzu, shiso leaves, and lychee sake, and sangria is one of my favorite drinks. The Poquito Picante with jalapeño infused cointreau, was bright yellow with a slightly sweet and slightly spicy rim. These cocktails were so good, we quickly put in another drink order before cocktail hour ended!
Now, for food. Yerba Buena is one of those places where I could eat 2x-3x a week. Our food was so amazingly flavorful and cooked to absolute perfection. I raved about this meal for close to 2 weeks with friends. Heres what we ordered:
~Empanadas de Camaron < Shrimp, manchego cheese, pineapple salad, chile de arbol salsa>
~ Causa de Tuna <Tuna Tartare, potato salad, aji amarillo, crispy wonton >
~Entraña < Skirt steak, Yucca Fries, Avocado Salad >
~ Cocadas < Coconut souffle, toasted coconut, mixed berries, orange-pineapple glaze>
~Brownies < Cheesecake brownie, apricot compote, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream >
YERBA BUENA YERBA BUENA
1 Perry Street 23 Avenue A
New York, N.Y. 10014 btwn Houston and 2nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10009