Last month we did a little sleuthery and discovered that Pappardella (and Village Pourhouse and Little Town) owner Sid Gupta was planning a Spanish restaurant for the Upper West Side. Now we hear the spot is set to bow October 1. As mentioned, Marion Maur (who ran Marion's Country Kitchen in Woodstock for five years) is a partner, and along with executive chef Jodi Bernhard, she plans to work relationships with Hudson Valley farmers to incorporate seasonal ingredients into typical Spanish dishes like tortilla Española, morcilla (blood sausage), and various croquetas; and there's a rotating menu of nightly specials, like whole lobster a la plancha on Tuesdays or whole fish in salt crust on Thursdays. Drinks highlight Spanish wines, sherries, and what's evidently the favored Iberian cocktail, the G&T.; See photos and the menu straight ahead.
Casa Pomona, 507 Columbus Ave., nr. 85th St.; 212-362-3200