José Andrés, the Spanish-born chef and restaurateur recognized for organizing epic feeding initiatives when catastrophe strikes, was late within the sport to ascertain a footprint in New York, however he’ll make up for it later this yr.
ThinkFoodGroup, his umbrella firm, will deal with all of the meals and beverage at a brand new Ritz-Carlton resort underneath building and scheduled to open in NoMad this fall, at 1185 Broadway (twenty eighth Road). In 2019, Mr. Andrés’s group opened Mercado Little Spain, with a market, meals corridor and eating places within the Hudson Yards improvement; it stays one of many few eating areas that’s nonetheless functioning within the advanced, a number of of the others having closed due to the pandemic.
His new eating places on the Ritz-Carlton will likely be branches of eating places he runs in different cities. Zaytinya is first, and can open within the fall. Its Washington, D.C., location has been serving small plates of Turkish, Greek and Lebanese meals since 2002.
The Bazaar by José Andrés will observe just a few months later. This can be a lavish but casual shape-shifting restaurant that’s tailor-made to specific areas: In Miami Seaside, its dishes replicate Latin American and Caribbean influences; in Las Vegas, it’s targeted on meat. The idea for New York has but to be introduced. ThinkFoodGroup may even run a rooftop bar and lounge, a foyer lounge, the banqueting capabilities and room service for the Ritz-Carlton.
Earlier than the Ritz-Carlton opening in New York, ThinkFoodGroup is increasing with a cluster of locations in Chicago, largely within the Financial institution of America workplace tower. First up this summer season will likely be Joe by the River, an all-day cafe, then Bazaar Meat, since a superb steak is as acceptable for Chicago as it’s for Las Vegas. Bar Mar for cocktails will observe. Jaleo, Mr. Andrés’s Spanish restaurant, which has 4 different areas across the nation, may even open in Chicago’s River North district.