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