Chef of famed Argentinian Jewish restaurant pops up in New York
Starting Saturday, rotating pop-up restaurant Intersect by Lexus will be hosting Tomás Kalika — known for his modern Jewish restaurant in Buenos Aires, Mishiguene. The esteemed fine dining restaurant is one of the essential restaurants in Buenos Aires, and most recently number 18 on Latin America’s 50 Best list, for Kalika’s upscale and creative take on foods of the Jewish diaspora with an Argentinian bent. In New York, the Meatpacking District restaurant will serve dishes such as red beet hummus with smoked vegetables and pickled quail eggs, pastramied short ribs with a honey-cognac demi-glace and truffled spaetzle, and a baba ganoush. Reservations here.
Fashion and music label Maison Kitsune’s cafe is coming to NYC
Maison Kitsuné — the hip fashion brand and music label behind artists such as Two Door Cinema — has cafes in Paris and Tokyo, and this fall, Cafe Kitsune will land in the U.S. for the first time with a West Village restaurant. Located at 550 Hudson St. at Perry Street, it will serve coffee, natural wine, and small plates that include wasabi popcorn, grain bowls, edamame hummus, and baguette sandwiches, a nod to the company’s French-Japanese mantra. Pastries will come from Ayako Kurokawa of cult-favorite bakery Burrow, while ice cream will be from Morgenstern’s.
In other news:
— Popular Italian cocktail bar Dante is planning a second location.
— Fashion folk are still scoffing at doing anything at Hudson Yards following the Stephen Ross Trump fundraiser, but it’s not ubiquitous in the celeb world. Mick Jagger ate at the new Equinox Hotel restaurant Electric Lemon recently.
— Another positive review rolls in for Bar Wāyo, the new Momofuku bar at Seaport. Post columnist Steve Cuozzo calls it “way overdue,” praising the view and dishes like the clam soup, the imitation “krab” roll, and “epic” royale.
— The Milk Bar location in Carroll Gardens has closed after seven years in the neighborhood, according to a sign on the window.
— The former Suffolk Arms space in the East Village may soon be a new bar from the guy who owns Juke Pub.
— The space of controversial uptown party spot La Marina is now officially the Hudson, an entirely new waterside restaurant from the owner of Brother Jimmy’s.
professionally i’d love for what happened to cauliflower to happen to me— steph mccann (@steph_mcca) August 26, 2019