- July 13, 2021
- Ghost Donkey
A lively and vibrant mezcal and tequila bar that embodies the heart and soul of Mexican Hospitality. Ghost Donkey is a mucho good time!
Food-wise, Ghost Donkey’s small menu centers around five nacho plates developed by Michelin-starred chef Brad Farmerie — the executive chef of Saxon + Parole, another of AvroKO’s New York-based hotspots. The mole chicken nachos ($16) — with minced chicken, house-made mole, red cabbage and jalapeno — are a good place to start. However, it’s the truffle nachos ($23) that best exemplify the place’s cheeky elegance, taking what is generally considered a rather simple snack and outfitting it with truffle sauce, chives and surprisingly thick slices of black truffle. While the food list is indeed short, it’s approached with similar gusto — nudging the classics just far enough into unfamiliar territory to create something that borders on hallucinatory.
As the world reopens, atmosphere may be more important than ever. Ghost Donkey is all mood, sitting squarely on the opposite pole of anything even resembling mundane.