It’s looking like Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s Spanish number, Jamonera, will make its debut in January. That’s the official word the two entrepreneurs are putting out there. The cozy tapas joint with a liquor license and proper bar, replaces their Indian BYOB Bindi, which they closed this fall. According to a prepared statement, Jamonera will offer a menu inspired by different regions of Spain as well as the broader Mediterranean region, including flavors inspired by Moorish influences and Northern Africa. Preliminary menus list dishes like banderillas of olives, boquerones and guindilla peppers; crispy Calasparra rice with heirloom pumpkin, chestnuts and La Quercia Acorn Edition jamon; Moorish skewers of lamb with spiced yogurt, mint and pickled chiles; and house-cured Cecina with artichokes, fennel and amontillado sherry. The menu, which spans everything from small snacks to composed plates, all ideal for sharing, will range in price from $4 to $36.
As far as the look and feel go, Jamonera will feature a vibe inspired by Turney and Safran’s travels through Spain as well as vintage illustrations advertising Georges Bizet’s opera, “Carmen.” Tim Shaaban of Urban Space Development was hired to flesh out the concepts. Dark Rioja-stained wood, amber lighting and a 30-foot copper bar top set will mingle with European oak floors, hand-carved wood chandeliers and table tops wrought from beams repurposed from a local factory.