Third time's the charm? For the third time in as many months, the menu at Chris Israel and ChefStable's struggling Mexican spot Corazón gets a revamp, and this time, it's courtesy a name new to the ChefStable fold: former Tabla chef Anthony Cafiero consulted on the switch-up, Huffman confirms.
Cafiero, who's been working on a "modern tapas concept" since departing the Tabla kitchen earlier this July, has pared down the Corazón menu to highlight Latin flavors and tapas-style dining, with plates meant to share: the $3 taco menu remains, but new crudo and cocidos sections feature options like watermelon salad (with queso fresco mousse), chilled garlic-almond soup, and Spanish octopus salad. Lunch offers something closest to the original "composed plate" concept, though rice and beans have been replaced by Tijuana Caesar salads and guacamole. The menu change — with Cafiero in the kitchen — is already in affect.