Just opened in Soho, Coco Shack is a new seafood destination rooted in the Mediterranean but with coastal influences from around the world. Celebrated restaurateur Pino Luongo (of Coco Pazzo and Il Cantinori fame), who is the creative force behind it, has long been inspired by summers on the Italian coast - first for Sapore de Mare, then his book Fish Talking and now Coco Shack in SoHo.
Chef David Camara
Coco Shack features the cooking of Yucatan-born Chef David Camara, who has worked in San Francisco, Hawaii (with pioneering chef Peter Merriman) and New York, including under Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hergatt, with his experience spanning the cuisines of the Mediterranean, Asia and South America.
The menu deftly weaves together influences from the Mediterranean, South America, Asia and New England. Dinner highlights include tempura battered Soft-Shell Crab with pork belly and chili garlic sauce on a steamed Japanese bun; Roasted Oysters with kimchi butter or scallion yuzu koshu butter, topped with grated bottarga; and Seafood Paella with fresh prawns marinated in Spanish smoked paprika, seasonal fish and seafood, bomba rice, saffron and squid ink aioli.
Photo: Ish & Co
The approachable lunch menu (launching June 20) will be primed for warm weather dining, featuring a Lobster Roll with butter poached lobster; Shrimp & Grits; Grilled Swordfish Tacos “al pastor” and a Soft Shell Crab BLT with house cured bacon.
Coco Shack is located at 184 Prince Street, New York, NY
For more information, visit https://www.cocoshacknyc.com