The much anticipated Casa Pública had a soft opening last Friday at 594 Union Ave, just down the street from buzz restaurant Lilia. It was packed when we stopped by and with its opening is making Union Ave a new hot-spot in Williamsburg dining. Grub Street has more:
The restaurant’s design is influenced by Mexico City’s rich history of Art Deco architecture… with a menu that blends Mexican home cooking and market dishes… proper al pastor tacos [are] also offered with fillings like steak with melted cheese, and stuffed squash blossoms with huitlacoche mayo. Tostadas will be topped with crab, uni, and peanut salsa, while more substantial dishes will include chilaquiles with mole, and crispy soft-shell crab with hominy polenta. The desserts will be simple sweets, including a flan made with goat’s-milk caramel, strawberry sorbet, and an ice-cream version of tascalate, the toasted maize-and-chocolate drink from Chiapas. here’s a substantial list of original cocktails to drink through. Think Michelada’s like the Cerveza Sucio, salt-crusted Tecate with chipotle and citrus; a Mexican Mudslide with tequila, Avion Espresso liqueur, charred pineapple, and almond milk; and punches like the Polanco Sangria with rosé, blanco tequila, Cocchi Americano, strawberry, and citrus.
More information about Casa Pública here.