What was once Lowcountry, and before that Bar Blanc, is now Louro, and it is fabulous! Chef David Santos is doing wonders with his Portuguese inspired American fare. After a recent meal there, I was craving to go back and try the rest of the menu.
The first thing we must talk about is the bread basket. And more importantly, the condiment that accompanies it. It is a Portuguese butter of rendered pork fat and spices. A garlicky, tangy work of art. I wanted to bottle it up and take it home with me. Awesomeness.
Piri Piri shrimp ($7) are tasty little bites.
Fry Bread ($11), with smoked tomato, goat milk curd, pickled onion, and kale is delicious.
House made cavatelli ($14) comes with artichokes, eggplant, and parmigiano, and is truly wonderful.
Dourade ($24) with pickled banana, saffron, potatoes, and pearl onions, is unbelievable. This dish, is pure genius. The flavors work so harmoniously with each other, I absolutely loved this dish. It still lingers in my mind.
For dessert, the peanut butter pain perdu ($8), with grape jelly and marshmallow ice cream, was a dream come true. Heavenly. Angelic. Perfection. Yes, please.
West 10th Street is one of NYC's great and hot culinary streets. Louro, is not only a welcome addition the street, it is a welcome addition to NYC. A great and magical restaurant.
142 W. 10th St. (bet. Waverly Pl. and Greenwich Ave)
New York, NY 10014