Aldea's Seven Signature Bites Bar Menu is featured in Travel + Leisure
Price: $85 for three courses or $50 for children 12 and under, optional wine pairing for $45
George Mendes’s first restaurant will give Thanksgiving a few Portuguese flourishes. Appetizers include mussel soup with chorizo and shiitake and chanterelle mushrooms with Benton’s bacon. For your entrée, you can try something different with salt cod with white corn pudding, or keep it classic with a turkey plate. Dessert means fried apple pie, pumpkin biscuit cake, and housemade ice creams and sorbet.
Seven is the lucky number at Aldea (31 W. 17th St.) in Union Square. Michelin-starred chef George Mendes is celebrating seven years of churning out modern Portuguese dishes with a special new menu. The Seven Signature Bites menu lets guests try a small taste of standouts like the sea urchin toast and charcoal grilled octopus. Diners choose any three items for $21, five for $35 or all seven for $49. The menu is available indefinitely.