Piora NYC

People kept asking me if I had been to Piora yet.  A gem of a restaurant that opened under the radar on Hudson Street in the West Village.  My friend had already been once and I met up with her for drinks and then some the other night.  I was thrilled to go.  What a fantastic addition to the neighborhood and even better Piora is walking distance from my home.  

We always started with a vodka.  You can't see the ice cubes in the glass that clearly through the photo but it is literally a large handcut ice cube.  Pretty special.

Potato soup
They brought us out a started of two small cups of warm potato soup.  Seriously rich and tasty.  That little cup was just the perfect amount.

We split everything.  This is the market salad.  The plates are dressed with the serving to one side.  This was a salad of mixed greens, thinly sliced vegetables and a thousand island powder dressing.  Delicious.

The oysters just sat in the shells over a frozen verjus and a pepper kick.  Delicious.

The crudo was amazing.  Thinly sliced pieces of amber jack mixed with avacado and a lime yogurt dressing.  Good to sop up with bread.  

I am a huge fan of octopus and this was one of the most unique ways to serve it.  BBQ style with fermented pepper, basil and pine nuts.  The color alone is wild.  A must.

This is a portion of roasted sunchokes.  They are super crispy with a saba sauce.  They are addictive.  If if wasn't for the fact that a fork is the appropriate utensil here I'd be popping these in my mouth with my hand.

We had two desserts.  A cheesecake with citrus flavors.

The s'mores was intense.  The marshmallows were burnt in a way that you thought the marshmallow just came from the campfire.  Soft chocolate creme with crushed toasted graham crackers.  

I loved the food and the atmosphere.  Looking forward to going back.  Good news they are also open for lunch!