London’s premium hospitality group rhubarb today announced that it has partnered with award-winning chef and author Dan Doherty for the hospitality group’s first international restaurant opening at Hudson Yards. rhubarb and chef Doherty will open a 5,800-square-foot restaurant and bar located on the fifth level of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s newest neighborhood. The yet-to-be-named restaurant and bar will open in March 2019. Serving brunch to lunch and dinner, Dan’s "East meets West" menus are inspired by his love of travel and will include Singapore chilli crab croquettes; scallop, apple, kohlrabi and Chinese chili oil; beef fillet, chili, daikon and soy cured egg; asparagus, sticky shiitake and brown butter hollandaise; and roasted & glazed herb-fed chicken with chicken fat rice.
Weekend brunch will see Asian twists on classics, from an English breakfast bibimbap with fried rice, egg, smoked bacon and spiced sausage to Korean pancakes and black sesame waffles with smoked miso ice cream. The restaurant will be created by renowned interior designer Robert Angell. Light, bright and grand in form, the restaurant will comprise natural textured materials, including teak timber screens and oriental features, seamlessly blending industrial West with authentic East.
CEO of rhubarb P.B Jacobse said, “We are delighted to partner with Dan, who offers a raw passion for food and an infectious energy. He also shares our ethos of pushing the boundaries of food expectations and delivering something truly memorable. Hudson Yards is a development that will change the way New York lives, works and eats, and to be part of that is extraordinary for us all.”
Chef Dan Doherty said, “I love New York and have always been a fan of the food scene there, so I was really excited when rhubarb approached me to work as chef partner on the Hudson Yards project. It’s an incredible site, and with an all-day offer, there’s something for everyone. I can’t wait to get in the kitchen!”
Kenneth A. Himmel, president and CEO of Related Urban, said, “When we began curating the Hudson Yards Dining Collection, we knew this neighborhood would need a diverse mix of cuisines to appeal to our residents, employees and visitors. I have no doubt that, together, chef Dan Doherty and rhubarb will bring a new and exciting culinary experience to Manhattan’s West Side.”
The second dining location at Hudson Yards for rhubarb will be a 10,000-square-foot bar, restaurant and event space on the top of 30 Hudson Yards, the neighborhood’s tallest tower. The venue will open in late 2020 and occupy the top two levels of the 1,296-foot-tall building, which will also house the neighborhood’s observation deck, the highest outdoor viewing area in the Western Hemisphere and the fifth highest in the world.
About Hudson Yards:
Hudson Yards is being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group and is a new neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side. The largest private development in the United States, Hudson Yards comprises more than 18 million square feet of mixed-use development. Hudson Yards includes over 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus and signature restaurants and food experiences by Chefs and restauranteurs Thomas Keller; José Andrés; David Chang; Michael Lomonaco; Costas Spiliadis; rhubarb and Chef Dan Doherty; and D&D London; approximately 4,000 residences; 14-acres of public open space; a unique cultural space; a 750-seat public school and an Equinox Hotel® with more than 200 rooms—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. 30 Hudson Yards is located at the southwest corner of 33rd Street and 10th Avenue and will be completed in 2019.
The 2.6-million-square-foot tower designed by Bill Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) will be the second-tallest office building in New York, taller than the Empire State Building and home to the highest outdoor observation deck in the city. The LEED Gold-designed building will stand 1,296 feet tall and feature river-to-river panoramic views, outdoor terraces, a dramatic triple-height lobby, direct access to premier restaurants and retailers and an underground connection to the No. 7 Subway station. Time Warner Inc. and its subsidiaries, KKR, Wells Fargo, DNB Bank, Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group will all have office space at 30 Hudson Yards. For more information about Hudson Yards, please visit www.HudsonYardsNewYork.com.
About Dan Doherty:
Dan Doherty has established himself as one of the most prominent chefs on London’s culinary scene. Having started his career by enrolling at The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Dan went on to work alongside some of the top names in the business, including Herbert Berger at 1 Lombard Street. Dan continued on his path as head chef at The Ambassador & The Empress at Victoria Park before embracing a unique opportunity to open The Old Brewery in Greenwich in 2010. It opened with rave reviews, including "Best New Restaurant" (Time Out London). Dan is best known for his role as executive chef at Duck & Waffle, London’s first 24/7 gourmet dining experience, which opened in 2012. During his six years at the helm of this renowned restaurant at the top of the Heron Tower in the heart of The City, his culinary achievements have been honored with a number of prestigious awards and accolades including Tatler’s Restaurant Awards "Rising Star Chef" (2013) and The Evening Standard’s "1,000 Most Influential People of 2014."
Founded over 20 years ago, rhubarb has grown from a solely event business into one of the leading international hospitality groups. With an expansive portfolio of iconic locations and restaurants, notably the world-famous Sky Garden, the Royal Albert Hall and VIVI at Centre Point (opening July 2018). rhubarb events continue to cater and manage over 1,000 private events every year and rhubarb is the preferred food partner for over 70 premium venues and visitor attractions in London, including the Historic Royal Palaces, the Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum and Old Billingsgate. Hudson Yards will be rhubarb’s first international site. For more information on rhubarb, please visit www.rhubarb.co.uk.
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