Lunch at Cienega in New Rochelle
Spanish Colonial for "spring water," Cienega is a pan-Latin restaurant that goes further down the South American continent than our area is used to. This means Northern Mexican cuisine but also Caribbean, Peruvian and Colombian flavors. The soothing, upscale feel of the restaurant, with Italian porcelain, limestone, dark wood and blue topaz accents, may have something to do with the fact that the owners, Pedro Muoz and wife Vivian Torres, are former Pratt architect students; they also opened Luz restaurant in Brooklyn.
I had brunch at a great little place in New Rochelle called Cienega. We only tried a few things, but every one of them led me to believe that the Neuvo Latino food there is nothing short of astounding.
Here's a quick peek inside.