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These are the New York restaurants, where Tapas people dine, that we recommend Pedro Almodóvar to go to after filming

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Pedro Almodóvar starts shooting his next film ‘The Next Room’ today, starring stars of the calibre of Tilda Swinton and Julianne Moore. His first feature film, shot entirely in English, will tell the story of an imperfect mother and a spiteful daughter separated by a great misunderstanding, and will deal with themes such as the limitless cruelty of war, death, friendship and sexual pleasure.

As the beginnings of any project are always complicated, we suggest a series of restaurants or fine dining institutions in New York where the filmmaker can escape, nourish his inspiration and/or enjoy a great feast after the filming. All of them could be connected by that artistic and cultural aura that surrounds his film work. We hope you like them, Pedro.


Located in the West Village, this iconic restaurant is owned by Graydon Carter, the former editor of Vainity Fair, who decided to reopen it in 2006 as a private club for celebrities. From that club it would become one of the city’s great culinary eminences, basing its proposal on an American menu with classic and modern reinterpretations served from the ground floor of an elegant townhouse surrounded by art.

Where? 16 Bank St, New York, NY 10014.


We would also recommend Pedro to make a reservation at another of chef José Andrés’ fine dining institutions in New York. At The Bazaar, you can embark on a culinary journey from Japan to Spain – tracing 400 years of history – through a wide variety of dishes: small starters, raw foods, sea and land cured ham, soups and salads, fried or grilled foods. Of his dishes, we would particularly recommend the one that José Andrés himself recommends: his special socarrat, a version influenced by Japanese cuisine topped with aji shima and small daubs of wasabi.

Where? 35 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001.


Within Manhattan‘s effervescent dining scene is Aquavit, a two-Michelin and three New York Times-starred design restaurant offering seasonal, modern Nordic cuisine. Its signature dish? The smorgasbord, a small piece of blood sausage coated in lardo and sprinkled with cranberries that can be paired with its extensive wine list, as well as a programme of infusions and signature cocktails.

Where? 65 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022.


The Modern is the two-Michelin-starred contemporary American restaurant at MoMA, which dilutes its culinary work into three distinct experiences: the bar room, the modern and the kitchen table. For dinner, its renowned executive chef Tom Allan proposes a refined but fun tasting menu that offers some twists on that traditional format; and includes dishes such as tuna and fermented citrus, peas and ham, eggs over eggs, asparagus and green tomatoes or a delicious whole milk burrata.

Where? 9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019.


Hollywood stars such as Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock were recently spotted at this trendy New York restaurant enjoying a casual evening out. Raf’s, which has evolved from an acclaimed French and Italian patisserie to a restaurant, has all the charm of a traditional bistro, but with a contemporary twist.

Chef Mary Attea‘s Italian and French-influenced culinary talent is embodied in a series of dishes representative of the place, such as snails, pizzas and pastas like mafaldine with shredded rabbit or favas with lemon pesto, prepared with great technique and subtlety.

Where? 290 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012.