The now-defunct Stage Deli was famous for its overstuffed sandwiches named for celebrities. On Feb. 18, the restaurant Louro (142 W. 10th Street) will follow in the Stage’s footsteps.
In observance of Black History Month, the Village standby will feature as part of its "Nossa Mesa" Monday night BYOB dinner series a tasting menu inspired by African American luminaries, past and present.
The menu includes:
- Jackie Robinson hamachi crudo, with bergamot, purple carrots, and tempura tops. The dish is a tribute not only to the man who broke baseball’s color barrier but to his passion for healthy eating, which included plenty of fish.
- Muddy Waters fried catfish, with dipping sauces — inspired by the small music space he opened that served fried fish.
- President Obama beer braised chili. The president has been concoting his family's recipe since college, now augmented by the White House brew.
- Muhammad Ali lamb and rice. It is the champ’s favorite thing to eat when he is in a Muslim country.
- MLK pecan pie. It was the civil rights leader’s favorite dessert.
Dinner, which starts at 8 p.m., is $85 a person. You can reserve by emailing Louros at NossaMesa@LouroNYC.com or phoning: 212-206-0606.
Nossa Mesa, in case you’re wondering, means "our table" in Portuguese and is a loving nod to Chef David Santos' native Brazil.
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