Let's Do Lunch! dines at La Pulperia on the upper east of New York City. The restaurant is a unique and delectable mix of Brazillian and South American flavors with a Latin flair that will tingle your taste buds. Their signature dishes are the Pacu Fish Ribs, Moqueca Mixta and El Salmon Brulee which is the sumptuous one-of-a-kind creation of Executive Chef Carlos Barroz. You normally wouldn't consider sweet and fishy as a match but this salmon tartar topped with a fromage brulee gives this raw bar selection an exciting crunchy flavor.
Host Robin Milling talks with the server Jimy who proudly talks about how each selection was prepared. The bar scene is lively with bartender Cesar shaking up the La Pulperia UES cocktail. It's a marguerita with a Mexican flair featuring homemade tajin salt and a floating chili pepper garnish which Jimy says “I don't recommend you biting it at all!” The Crudo Tasting is a perfect mix of Tuna Tiradito, Shrimp Ceviche and the El Salmon Brulee. Our starter was corn and pork empanadas served with homemade chimichurri sauce that you'll want to sop up with a spoon. For our main dish Cazuela De Pulpo was served; perfectly grilled octopus surrounded by Spanish chorizo on a bed of carrot puree topped with pickled red onion and mole poblano gives it a slight kick. To top off the meal was an unbelievable Mezcal infused Chocolate Mousse.
Let's Do Lunch! is also joined by manager Roman Cervantes who tells Robin the origins of La Pulperia which began with an idea by owners Victor Medina and Carlos Barroz for a “rustic deli store where friends and family can meet up together.” The ultimate is the Drag Queen brunch on Saturdays where you are entertained by the fabulous in New York.