Dale Talde is already plotting his next moves under new restaurant group Food Crush Hospitality — and they include a new Manhattan outpost of his popular, shuttered Park Slope pan-Asian restaurant Talde and a hotel restaurant in Tarrytown.
The celebrity chef who rose to fame through Top Chef recently started the new venture with his wife Agnes following the dissolving of the Three Kings group, which he ran with two other partners.
Talde tells Eater he’s first focusing on a new project up north in Tarrytown, the Westchester village known for being the birthplace of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He and his wife are plotting an Asian-leaning restaurant within the Tarrytown House Estate there, a luxe hotel dating back to the early 1800s.
The restaurant is still in its infancy, but what Talde could share was this: It’ll be an 80-seat restaurant with an outdoor garden, and it’ll be totally different than anything he’s run in the past. He’ll also provide room service to hotel guests, as well as provide food and drinks at the hotel pool. That restaurant is on track to open this summer.
The next project the chef has up his sleeves is bringing popular pan-Asian restaurant Talde to Manhattan. He says he’s now speaking to different hotels to find a new home for the restaurant.
Talde opened the original location of his eponymous restaurant in Park Slope in 2012 with partners David Massoni and John Bush. The Brooklyn restaurant became known for lively pan-Asian fare like oyster and bacon pad Thai. It landed a star in the Times and became a staple in the neighborhood, prompting the trio to open a second location in Jersey City. (Talde is still involved in that one.)
But the Brooklyn restaurant closed early this year, and soon after, the chef announced that the Three Kings restaurant group had dissolved. During those seven years, the partners also opened Pork Slope and Thistle Hill Tavern, which have both shuttered, as well as Massoni, Rice & Gold, and the Crown, which are run by other people now.