Masticha and Bottomless Brunch at NYC’s Kyma Flatiron

The Greek island-inspired restaurant Kyma arrived to the Flatiron scene in the summer of 2018 to an enthusiastic reception and an eager audience. Offering a seafood-focused menu along with the sleek white aesthetic of the Instagram-famous Greek islands, the newly minted Flatiron location was quick to expand its audience past its flagship forebearer in Roslyn, New York.

While the dinner menu prepared by Chef Chris Christou will remain Kyma’s bread and butter (pardon the pun), it’s made a recent foray into the ever-competitive brunch scene here in NYC with their own bottomless offering.

Tacking on $20 to the purchase of an entree will give you two hours to dive into a choice of bellinis, sangria, mimosas, and their signature VIP cocktail made from grey goose infused with fresh pineapple. The brunch snacks are generous enough to make their own case for “best deals in NYC”, with the Short Rib Hash and the Lamb Burger stealing the show. The real difficulty may lie in even making it to the entrees themselves after being served appetizers of Louikaniko and Calamari.

Caught up in the ambiance of a Greek island vacation there’s a strong likelihood you may decide to overstay the brunch deal and explore the cocktail menu. While you may be tempted by the terrific lychee martinis, the must-try remains the Kymatini due to its use of Skinos Masticha.

Masticha is a spirit unique to the Mediterranean island of Chios, due it’s unique meeting of a mild climate, underwater volcanoes, and soil rich with lime. Specific cultivation and harvesting techniques lead to the creation of a true drinking delicacy. Easy to be chilled and sipped before or after a meal, the Kymatini delivers a fun new way to try an authentic Greek drink in a new way.

Greek spins on the old classics lead to fun pairings like the Mykonos Mule, the Kyma-cabana, and in true summer of 2019 spirit – a Pomegranate Spritz is offered. If none of the cocktails strike you, then the extensive wine list is sure to fit the bill.

Not all of us have a budget ready for a true Greek island vacation filled with white beaches, history, and terrific food and drinks. Kyma is offering a little slice of this Greek vacation here in NYC and with their new brunch deal, it’s within everyone’s budget.

Kyma Flatiron details

15 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011; 212-268-5555;; @kymaflatiron

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