Jose Andrés, a Spanish-born chef and toilet writer known for organizing epic feeding initiatives during disaster strikes, was late in the game to establish a footprint in New York, but he was late this year. I will prepare for it.
ThinkFoodGraph, his umbrella company, will handle all food and beverages at a new Ritz-Carlton hotel under construction and is scheduled to open at 1185 Broadway (28th Street) in this fall. In 2019, Mr Andres’ group opened Mercado Little Spain with a market, food hall and restaurant in the Hudson Yards development; It is one of the few dining places that are still operating on campus, many of which are closed due to the epidemic.
Their new restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton will be branches of restaurants operating in other cities. Zaytinya is first, and will open in the fall. Its Washington, DC, location has been serving small plates of Turkish, Greek and Lebanese food since 2002.
The Bazaar by Jose Andrés will follow a few months later. It’s a lavish yet informal shape-changing restaurant that suits particular venues: in Miami Beach, its cuisine reflects Latin American and Caribbean influences; In Las Vegas, it focuses on meat. The concept for New York is yet to be announced. The Thinkfoodgroup will also run a rooftop bar and lounge, a lobby lounge, banquet functions and room service for the Ritz-Carlton.
Architect Rafael Vianoli is designing the hotel, Rockwell Group is designing Zaytinya and Lausaro will market the Roza-Wylan.
Prior to the opening of the Ritz-Carlton in New York, ThinkFoodGraph is expanding with a set of locations in Chicago, mostly in Bank of America’s office tower. This summer the first will be Joie the River, All-Day Cafe, then Market Meat, as a good steak is as appropriate for Chicago as it is for Las Vegas. The bar for cocktails will follow in March. Jaleo, Mr. Andrés’s Spanish restaurant, which has four other locations around the country, will also open in Chicago’s River Northern District.
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