Longtime Upper West Side restaurateur Sid Gupta (Pappardella, Village Pourhouse, Hudson Terrace, Little Town) and Marion Maur, who successfully ran Marion's Country Kitchen for 5 years in Woodstock, NY, have brought their own inspiration and love for Spanish culture to life. Executive Chef Jodi Bernhard, hot off a two-year stint with Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant in Connecticut, will make her New York City debut as the dynamic team blends the warm tradition of Spanish hospitality with a contemporary look and feel, including an array of rustic décor by local artisans.
Casa Pomona's menu showcases rich, heartfelt seasonal cooking with a focus on simple yet robust flavors. Leveraging the relationship that both Maur and Hernhard have made over the years with purveyors and farmers in the Hudson Valley, seasonal selections from the farms such as Taliaferro Farms (organic produce), Northwind Farms (pork, beef & poultry, free roaming, organic and grassfed) and Maplebrook Farms (dairy and cheese) will be seen throughout the menu.
A striking metal top bar rooted with reclaimed wood sets the stage for Casa Pomona's lively beverage program, blending Spanish and American classics with local and premium products.
The inspiration for the design was derived from both Gupta and Maur and executed by industry veterans KGUK Designs (The Smith, Fatty Cue, Boqueria, Almond). The design divides the 114 seat Casa Pomona into distinct spaceseach offering a unique environment to enjoy the complete menu.
With a mix of industrial and rustic touches from a collaboration of local artisans the seating in the front of the restaurant is comprised of high and low communal tables, all made from a Cherry & Tulip Poplartree from Maur's hometown of Woodstock and crafted by Woodstock Green Lumber. A custom stained glass window created by Ernst Porcelli of Glassart of Brooklyn to pay homage to an authentic Barcelona coat of arms and custom wallpaper emulating an encyclopedia of all things Spanish adorns the walls. The back of the restaurant sets the tone fora more traditional, intimate dining experience with comfortable banquet seating and warmcandle light. The highlight of the room is the expansive 17.5 foot hand painted mural titled "Pomona" created by Spanish artist Eduardo Anievas Cortines and inspired by a Castilian landscape and Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruitful abundance. Casa Pomona also feature outdoor seating for 14 during the warmer months.