Top Chef Dale Talde’s mini empire inside Hotel 50 Bowery grew a bit larger today with the opening of Rice & Gold. For now, it’s breakfast only for this Asian restaurant that spans countries across the continent, combining food cultures for dishes like pho soup dumplings and a bibimbap grain bowl.
The breakfast menu, available daily at 7 a.m. in the ground floor, 175-seat-space, has an entire section devoted to dumplings. Beyond pho soup dumplings, there are candied roast pork buns, shrimp and pork shumai, and vegetable mapo dumplings. There are concessions to a traditional American breakfast, too, with eggs, pancakes, bagels, and the ever-popular avocado toast. The full menu, with La Colombe coffee, is below.
When Rice & Gold fully opens for lunch and dinner in a couple weeks, it will add dim sum, appetizers, vegetables, large-format entrees, rice, and noodles. Lamb neck barbecue bao, crispy papaya salad, arroz caldo, and pancit palabok all make appearances on the upcoming menu.
Breakfast is now served weekends from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lunch and dinner are scheduled to start in early October, with outdoor space to open in 2018. Stay tuned.