What to Eat at Melibea, Jesus Nuñez’s Newest West Village Restaurant

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Homemade Pasta with Beef Oxtail Stew, Octopus, Roasted Fennel, and Pearl Onions Photo: Melissa Hom

Add this to the list of restaurants that could save your life: Jesus Nuñez is opening a place adjacent to Barraca, his Spanish spot on Greenwich Avenue, on Monday, April 8. Melibea will offer Spanish food with a Mediterranean twist; the Madrid native is drawing inspiration from Italy, Greece, Israel, and Northern Africa. He's spicing up standard dishes salmon-and-scallop carpaccio with unexpected accents like tomato ice cream, and making wild boar goulash, too. Melibea's PR offered a super-sexy (uncomfortably sexy) description of the space: "Melibea embodies a soft, delicate aesthetic that exhibits round curves, aged brass, walnut wood floors, and vintage velvet banquettes ... Melibea is the actress and the restaurant is her stage." Well, okay. It's safe to say this is a good date spot. Take a look at the menu and a few of the dishes, ahead.

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Stuffed MozzarellaPhoto: Melissa Hom

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Hummus with Beets and Boiled EggsPhoto: Melissa Hom

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Greek SaladPhoto: Melissa Hom

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The sexy spacePhoto: Melissa Hom

Menu [PDF]

Melibea, 2 Bank St, at Greenwich Ave., 212-463-0090