My partner and I had dinner at Gastroarte last night. The only references I found on CH have been regarding their tapas, so I thought I'd report on the dinner menu.
Though the food has a Spanish influence, it is so beautifully presented we felt as though we were in France.
After an amuse bouche of mushroom puree and beet, each with various other ingredients I don't recall, but very tasty, we began with eggplant with fried oysters, and beef tongue. I'm not a big fan of eggplant, but this dish was heavenly, and the tongue was meltingly tender and was served with a number of different sauces on the plate. Our main courses were lamb cheeks,and tuna with roasted tomato and a sherry sauce.
For dessert, we shared a "Jackson Pollock", a whiskey cake with salted caramel sauce and a white chocolate bar, all decorated to look like a Jackson Pollock painting. Last we were given a vanilla nut truffle.
I wish I could name all the ingredients in each course, but there were too many to remember. so I will just say that everythng was superb and I can't wait to go back. The atmosphere is beautiful too, and the service was absolutely perfect. I also like the wine list a lot. We had a great bottle of Ribeira del Duero and the prices are not ridiculous. I highly recommend this place.
141 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023