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A Tour of the Gramercy Park Hotel's Rooftop Garden

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Here's another surprising new rooftop garden: since April, Maialino sous chef Dan Dilworth and manager Kevin Denton have been quietly building a rain-water irrigated farm atop the Gramercy Park Hotel that incorporates reused materials salvaged from the old Wakiya space, and odds and ends from the hotel's basement. There's rhubarb growing in a four foot tall duck roasting pot, soil terrines made from the old restaurant's floor boards, hanging tomato plants in reused paint buckets, herbs growing in old hotel pans, and cucamelon vines growing on scrap metal from a file cabinet. Dan and executive chef Nick Anderer already started incorporating the 50 different veggies and herbs into the Maialino menu, and the produce from the garden is also being used in the Roof Club & Garden restaurant on the 18th floor of the hotel, which recently opened to the public (previously only for hotel guests), and now features a new full menu from Anderer and his crew. For a video of the space, check out Feast.

Gramercy Hotel Roof Club All Day Menu:

Chilled Corn Soup
Cherry Tomatoes, Fried Oysters, Thai Basil
14

Green Salad
Shaved Garden Vegetables, Red Wine Vinaigrette
12

Fried Scallop Tacos
Charred Corn Tortilla, Green Tomato Salsa
19

Garden Tomato Salad
Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil-Infused Cream, Sourdough Crisps
17

Chicken Cubanitos
Pickled Vegetables, Ham, Gruyere
21

Marinated Lamb Chops
Baby Eggplant, Heirloom Peppers
29

Cheeseburger
Shelburne Cheddar, Grilled Onions, Pickled Cucumber
Heirloom Tomatoes
25

Oven Roasted Chicken
Herb Panzanella
24

Three Cheese Platter
Rosemary-Peach Jam, Candied Pecans
21

Oysters on the Half Shell
Chili Mignonette
$3 each


DESSERT

Olive Oil Orange Cake
Vanilla bean Mascarpone
13

Salted Caramel-chocolate Cake
Caramel and chocolate sauce
14

Sour Cream Cheesecake
Cherry ginger compote, almond streusel
14
Summer Granita
Stone Fruit and Berries
13


What's growing in the garden:
Red okra
Cucumbers
Cucamelons
Patty Pan squash
Zucchini
Japanese Eggplant
Purple Beans
Green Arrow Beans
Figs
Snap Peas
Chiogga Beets
Purple, easter, red radishes
Blueberries
Strawberries
Rhubarb
Silverbeet chard
Endive
Tuscan Kale
Sunflowers
Basil, Thai basil, Bush Basil
Rosemary
Sage
Dill
Thyme
Papalo
Zocalo
Mint
Spearmint
Pineapple sage, Pineapple Mint
Stevia
Tarragon
7 different varieties of tomatoes
8 varieites of heirloom chilies
Flame Lettuc
Lovage
Lemon verbena

Maialino

2 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10010 (212) 777-2410 Visit Website

Gramercy Park Hotel Rooftop Garden

2 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10010

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