Son of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Cedric Vongerichten of Perry Street and his wife Ochi are opening an all-day, full-service Indonesian restaurant at 20 Spring Street.
The 2,000 square-foot restaurant with nearly 50 seats will feature a standing bar and will serve food with a focus on “spicy sauces,” according to notes from Community Board 2. Vongerichten is pretty tight-lipped about the concept otherwise, emailing the Commercial Observer that “food served will be an influence of Indonesian cuisine with modern American style.”
Cedric worked in his father’s restaurants in London and Hong Kong, before he attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and apprenticed with chef Ferran Adrià at the shuttered Michelin star restaurant elBulli in Spain. Ochi, who also attended CIA, is originally from Indonesia, where her mother has owned a catering business in Jakarta.
Stated hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays; 8 to 11 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to midnight on Fridays; and 10:30 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays.