Roughly a year after first opening in Midtown, Tavernpointe is changing things up a bit. Originally billed as straightforward “new American,” the restaurant is now leaning in more of a global direction — specifically, Latin American. Tavernpointe has revamped its menu to focus on “crafting contemporary American dishes that balance simplicity with bold, Latin influences,” according to a Monday announcement.
Co-owner Rob Caswick says the new menu is “anchored by Peruvian-style smoked meats,” expanding on the regional cuisine that carried smaller influence on the original list of offerings. New dishes include:
- Peruvian chicken tacos served with Aji Amarillo salsa, mescal queso and friend jalapenos.
- Grilled flatbread with saffron-marinated shrimp, salsa verde, cotija cheese, red onion and artichoke.
- Steak and frites with spice-charred strip loin, cilantro chimichurri and yucca fries.
“As we approach our one-year mark this August, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to spice things up by combining some classic American cuisines with global, especially Latin American, seasonings and cocktails to match,” Caswick said in a prepared statement.
Even those dishes that aren’t distinctly Latin will get a boost from rojo chile. The kitchen plans to use the Peruvian spice as seasoning for “many items.” Take a look at the revamped menu below.
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