Seamus Mullen Resurfaces With Tertulia
Diner's Journal reports that the restaurant draws inspiration from the cider bars of Asturias, a principality in northern Spain. Its Spanish menu will feature "a lot of seafood, a lot of simple preparations," according to the chef, as a wood-fired grill and cider on tap.
Tertulia (the name refers to an artistic literary salon) will be located at 359 Sixth Avenue. The space previously housed La Palapa Rockola, a restaurant that, according to Chow, served "massive portions of so-so Mexican" food.
Mullen is also working on Hero Food, a cookbook addressing the connection between food and health; it's scheduled for publication in 2012. That's on top of the cookbook he told us he was working on last year, which has a "large focus on Spanish food." It's due this August, which means that, all things considered, Mullen has a busy summer ahead of him.
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