Alex Raij and Eder Montero are chefs and owners of Txikito, a love letter to the Basque country in Spain- a region whose cuisine is distinguished by excellence and simplicity in both ingredients and techniques. It is unencumbered food in which humble ingredients like beans and peppers hold the same value as aged farmhouse cheeses, pristine seafood, and unique breeds of lamb and cattle.
High cuisine and grandmother’s cooking are equally revered, and Txikito aims to capture the many ways that food is enjoyed throughout the Basque country. We transport you to this celebrated region for a genuine Basque experience: a thoughtful wine list served in traditional glassware, seasonal specials of Basque inspiration with local greenmarket produce, and a convivial atmosphere with warm, attentive service.
Txikito is the only place in New York City that offers a current expression of this austere but sensual cooking.