Gin. Tonic. Tapas. Bowery.
Like the young Spanish 3rd wife of that old rich guy from your country club used to say, "Nothing goes together like G&Ts and tapas", advice they're definitely taking at Cata: a three-room, bi-level downtown destination from the team behind West Village favorite Alta that seems to have melded Bowery brick with a chateau's grand arched windows & ceilings, and shelves upon shelves of vino
You wanted more! More about the food!... and you'll get it, with small plates of jalapeno-glazed chicken/foie gras meatballs, smoked lamb ribs, and crispy prawns, as well as montaditos (sandwiches!) like a warm Spanish lobster roll with pimenton butter & tarragon, and the ham, fontina, and black truffle Bikini
There's rice and pastas for the divvying, from paella with chorizo, prawns & chicken wings, to lobster fideos with roasted tomato & creme fraiche -- though if nothing goes together like you and that, good luck landing a woman of any age or nationality.