For One Night, Kanella Returns to Spruce Street


Kanella chef de cuisine Evan Butkovsky at COOK.

The Washington Square West neighborhood has missed Kanella since the Cypriot restaurant closed to move to Queen Village at the end of May. Chef/owner Konstantinos Pitsillides should open the new location within four weeks or so. But, WashWest is getting a taste of Kanella once again.

Kanella’s chef de cuisine Evan Butkovsky is joining up with Mercato’s Ryan McQuillan for a collaborative dinner on Tuesday, July, 28th. The Greek/Cypriot and Italian inspired tasting dinner (one sea, one people) will be held at Mercato, and will consist of three courses for $30.

Mercato/Kanella Tasting Menu

First Course
(choice of)

Fried Octopus
skordalia, watercress, aleppo, capers

Razor Clams Oreganata
lemon, fennel, confit garlic, breadcrumbs

Second Course
(choice of)

Lamb Kofta
bamies, greek yogurt, sumac flatbread

Nduja Ravioli
burrata, fennel, chili oil, pine nuts

Third Course
(choice of)

Watermelon Mahalepi
halva, pistachio, mint, whipped yogurt

Olive Oil Cake
fior di latte gelato, pistachio, whipped cream, orange

Mercato [Foobooz]