Despana at 410 Broome Street in Soho is a whole pile of Spain wrapped up into one! Well, actually four. We first discovered their food shop and tapas cafe a couple of years ago when we switched offices. The food shop has a ridiculous selection of meats, cheeses, breads, olive oils, vinegars, olives and more. Their tortilla bocadillos at the cafe are craveable and everything from the salads to soups to pintxos are made fresh daily. Next door is their wine shop which has the largest selection of Spanish wines this side of the Atlantic and the most amazingly friendly staff to go with them. If that’s not enough, they have a chorizo factory in Queens! They have been making and distributing the spicy links there since 1971. In short, this place is pretty incredible. We got this gift basket for a chef client of ours who loves to entertain. The folks at our revered Despana did a fantastic job of customizing it. Thank you!
Buying a home is an emotional roller coaster and some serious relaxing is paramount after you’re closed and moved in. One way to relax is with a great new coffee table book and a fabulous glass of wine.
For these buyers who love food and America, we found this phenomenal book showcasing classic American menu design at the Taschen Store at 107 Greene Street in Soho. They have an amazing collection of beautifully designed books on art, architecture, food, photography, and sex. Go get lost there for an hour and spend some money.
And for something special in the wine department, go to Chambers Street Wines at 148 Chambers Street in Tribeca. They have an incredible selection of old, rare, and dusty vintages. Their collection is curated from wine enthusiast from all over the world. This time we went for the 1990 Dominus Estate Cabernet. Voluptuous, multi-dimensional and magical.