Named for a childhood fairy tale, Fatta Cuckoo is a dreamy hideaway from these chilly autumn nights.Scouts Notes:Named for a childhood fairy tale, Fatta Cuckoo is a dreamy hideaway from these chilly autumn nights. You’ll find yourself getting savory with a side of whimsical. This cozy Lower East Side spot is the pairing of husband and wife team, Leah Tinari, a painter, and Martin Kirchoff, a set builder. From the decor, you can see that they’ve put their talents to good use. Blown glass chandeliers hang overhead, casting a rosy light over colorful stools and sleek wooden booths.
From the seasonal menu, you can see that Leah and Martin also have a passion for food. The appetizers and sides provide some tasty surprises, like the calamari stuffed with braised short rib and the deep-fried mashed potatoes, nick-named “Potato Puffs.” The Crispy BBQ Pork stays in the playful spirit with a smoky-sweet blueberry barbecue sauce, homemade corn cake and fresh slaw. For dessert, Leah serves up a fun favorite she made with her mom as a kid. The Grasshopper is a fluffy green mousse made with creme de menthe and creme de cacao, layered with Oreo crumbs, topped with whipped cream and served in a clear martini glass. It’s the kind of treat that makes you feel like a serious grown up and a giddy 6-year-old all at once. If you’re looking to fill that martini glass with a little something else, spring for one of the imaginative cocktails. For savory, sip on the “Roasted Potato,” a concoction of rosemary-infused potato vodka, dry vermouth and pickled pearl onions. For sweet, try the “Straight to Voicemail,” with gin, blood orange juice and Prosecco. This fairy tale tastes delicious!
Stuffed Calamari — $12
Crispy BBQ Pork — $19
Potato Puffs — $5
The Grasshopper — $7
The Roasted Potato — $10
Straight to Voicemail — $10
Tuesday - Thursday: 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 6 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.