I was lucky enough to head over to Pampano yesterday to sample their highly popular brunch menu. This light and airy establishment with a lovely second floor terrace you can dine on for terrific midtown street views is co-owned by famous restaurateur Richard Sandoval and opera legend Placido Domingo. It is the site of the former Domingo’s and features some of the finest Mexican fusion cuisine in the city. It’s wonderful that the brunch, served only on Sundays from 11:30 to 3, offers unlimited small plates and “bottomless” freshly prepared sangria in both white and red.
I’ve never had such good sangria before and the Pampano mix staff loads the pitchers with fruit including apple and orange chunks. The white sangria is particularly citrusy and refreshing and is actually more orange than white in color. It’s rare food and grog of this quality is offered in a $39 prix fixe, but it’s here at Pampano’s (children 12 and under are only $15 and are naturally offered soft drinks instead of sangria).
209 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
Photos: Anne M. Raso