La Pulperia Restaurants celebrated co-owners Victor Medina and Executive Chef Carlos Barroz on the cover of Resident Magazine’s October 2018 Dining issue with Editor-in-Chief Hillary Latos and Publisher Christopher Pape. Honoring the restaurant founders, loyal patrons and frequent visitors, of both La Pulperia Restaurant locations, participated in the lively celebration which took place on the Upper East Side.
Notable attendees included: Victor Medina, Carlos Barroz, Christopher Pape, Angelo David Pisacreta, Robin David, Vincent De Paul, Roy Kean, Eva Martinez, Nancy Pearson and Amelia Doggweiler.
Celebrating the momentous occasion, in collaboration with Resident Magazine, was a testament to the restaurant group’s growing following, who gathered to show their support and shared in the familial spirit. La Pulperia patrons come for the classic Latin American fare but stay for the fiesta.
Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres featuring a selection of La Pulperia’s classic and seasonal menu items including Roasted Pumpkin Empanadas, Salmon Wonton Tacos, Rye Eye Beef Tartare Bruschetta and Tuna Deviled Eggs. As guests mingled, attentive waitstaff poured the location’s signature cocktails UES Lady and La Pulperia UES with classic sangria and a fine selection of wines to complement.
The contemporary eatery crafts rustic Latin American fare and signature seafood dishes, making it an exclusive dining destination on the Upper East Side as welll as a cornerstone of New York’s Restaurant Row in Hell’s Kitchen. In Resident Magazine’s October 2018 issue, Medina, who originates from Mexico, and Barroz, from Argentina, share La Pulperia’s deeply rooted cultural history. The design concept was adapted from general stores, or “pulperias”, which served as drinking establishments but functioned as a community gathering place during the 1800s in rural South America.
The Upper East Side eatery incorporates the rustic beauty of Latin America, featuring reclaimed Brazilian wood on the ceilings plus walls, handcrafted Mexican tiles, and a unique shelving unit inspired by South American cocktelerias which displays wine, fresh produce and nolstagic goods from South America’s past.
Today, La Pulperia embraces the beauty of New York City’s melting pot, crafting seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes with culinary influences hailing from Spain, Italy, Russia, and France. The menu features classic and seasonal fare plus a delicious drink menu including specialty cocktails, margaritas, sangrias, and an extensive selection of wines.
The cover party was one of many Fall festivities leading into the traditional Mexican celebration of Halloween, El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) at the end of October.
Sponsored By: La Pulperia Restaurants, Resident Magazine
About La Pulperia Restaurants
Contemporary Latin American restaurant La Pulperia first opened in Hell’s Kitchen in 2014, followed by an additional location on the Upper East Side. The restaurant is the creation of Victor Medina and Carlos Barroz, who also serves as the Executive Chef. La Pulperia offers Barroz’s simple yet refined cuisine from the countries of Latin America with contemporary culinary influences from Spain and Italy. With interiors designed by Andres Gomez (Red Rooster, Whitehall, SoCo), La Pulperia draws inspiration from the authentic pulperias (general stores) of South America, with handcrafted floor tiles from Mexico, reclaimed wood from Brazil on the ceiling and walls, and abundant shelving displaying top shelf liquor, fresh produce, and wine. Both La Pulperia Restaurants hosts their own set of unique events and dining specials, with available private room and party menus; and online delivery available at the Upper East Side.
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