TASTINGS NYC was established in 2001 and has resided in East Harlem since 2013. TASTINGS' Founder Alexandra Morris wanted to expand beyond her bespoke catering and events company. Embracing the community and identifying with the heritage of Spanish Harlem, Alexandra and Chef Cedric Durand wanted to show a different side of Spanish cuisine and fell in love with the name GAUDIr. In Catalan, Gaudir means to ENJOY. It also refers to the famous architect Gaudi who largely influenced the landscape of the iconic city of Barcelona in the region of Catalonia.
The Cuisine — Wanting to create an authentic Spanish-style restaurant that resonates with the community, the decision was clear to use the tapas format which brings people together socially, breaking boundaries and creating connections by making the dishes sharable. The Chef has a commitment to using authentic flavors that embodies the true essence of his heritage.
The Wine & Spirits — Dining at GAUDIr is a full experience from the food to the drinks. Spanish gins, Spanish wines, and Spanish natural wines were hand-selected to pair with the Chef's cuisine. We offer a selection of hand-crafted cocktails and aromatic gin and tonics, like our signature Charred Lemon, Rosemary, and Coriander G&T.