Chef Dan Doherty will be opening a restaurant in New York in partnership with hospitality group Rhubarb next year.
The as-yet-unnamed restaurant, bar and terrace is set to open on the fifth floor of the new Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s West Side in March 2019 with Doherty as chef partner for the venture. He announced his departure from Duck & Waffle in London last month in order to open his own restaurant, details of which are yet to be announced.
The Hudson Yards restaurant will be Doherty’s first international restaurant and the first international location for London-based Rhubarb, which also oversees Sky Garden and the Royal Albert Hall.
Doherty’s ‘East meets West’ menus will be inspired by his love of travel and will include Singapore chilli crab croquettes; scallop, apple, kohlrabi and Chinese chilli oil; beef fillet, chilli, daikon and soy-cured egg; asparagus, sticky shiitake, brown butter hollandaise; and roasted and 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 will reflect its Hudson Yards location, but with Eastern influences, with natural materials, opulent tones and teak timber screens.
Doherty said: “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!”
Rhubarb chief executive 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.”
Kenneth A Himmel, president and chief executive of Related Urban, which is developing Hudson Yards, added: “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.”
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 1,296ft 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.
Doherty launched Duck & Waffle on the 40th floor of London’s Heron Tower as its executive chef in 2012, later becoming chef consultant and director, with Tom Cenci moving into the executive chef position.