London’s premium hospitality group rhubarb has appointed award-winning chef and author Dan Doherty (previously of Duck and Waffle), as chef partner for its new all-day dining destination at New York’s Hudson Yards, opening March 2019.
The yet to be named restaurant, bar and terrace, will be located on the fifth floor of the newly developed 30 Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side. This will be the first international location for the London hospitality group, that includes Sky Garden and the Royal Albert Hall amongst its portfolio.
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, which is to push the boundaries of food expectations and deliver 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.”
Doherty said: “I love New York & 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’ll continue to be based in London, but will be spending a lot of time in New York from pre-opening to launch and beyond. 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 neighbourhood 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.”
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 & Chinese chilli oil; Beef fillet, chilli, daikon & soy cured egg; Asparagus, sticky shitake, 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.
Designed by Robert Angell Design International, the 5,800 sq.ft, 171 cover space takes inspiration from its Hudson Yards location and the original majestic New York Penn Station building, but with Eastern influences. The restaurant and bar will be light, bright and grand in form; with natural textured materials, opulent tones, teak timber screens and oriental features, seamlessly blending industrial West with authentic East.
In 2020, rhubarb will also open a 10,000 sq.ft restaurant and events space at the top of 30 Hudson Yards. The venue will occupy the top two levels of the 1,296-foot-tall tower and include an expansive observation deck which will be the highest manmade outdoor viewing area in the Western Hemisphere, and the fifth highest in the world.