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.
Stuffed MozzarellaPhoto: Melissa Hom
Hummus with Beets and Boiled EggsPhoto: Melissa Hom
Greek SaladPhoto: Melissa Hom
The sexy spacePhoto: Melissa Hom
Melibea, 2 Bank St, at Greenwich Ave., 212-463-0090