JUNE 2013 – FRITH STREET EXCHANGE
This June Barrafina’s Nieves Barragán and Koya‘s Junya Yamasaki will spend four days cooking alongside each other, serving up an exchange of ideas and showing an understanding of each others’ culinary expertise. On Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th June Nieves will join Junya at Koya where she will prepare a menu of lunch & dinner specials including cod tempura with Bilbaina sauce, crispy fried baby artichokes with ginger ali-oli and seafood udon. A week later, on Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June Junya will join Nieves at Barrafina where he will prepare and serve a Japanese inspired list of lunch & dinner specials including udon tortillaand monkfish “agebitashi” with peas and jamon dashi.
Barrafina opened on Frith Street in 2007. Three years later, Koya opened a few doors down at number 49. Both restaurants have a no-reservations policy and offer a daily-changing specials menu to sit alongside their regular restaurant menus. Both establishments deliver simple and traditional dishes in an original way, using the best and most seasonal produce available, remaining true to their culinary roots. On many occasions the queues for Koya and Barrafina have merged in the middle, making this little experiment an inevitable exercise!
Please note that Koya and Barrafina will be open as usual, operating the same walk-in policy. The specials menus are also subject to change as this is an ongoing discussion between Nieves and Junya. They will be available at lunch and dinner on those days only and both restaurants are open for lunch from 12-3pm and Barrafina is open for dinner from 5-11pm and Koya is open for dinner from 5.30-10.30pm. If you would like any further information please email us.