'Tis the season… for picnics in Manhattan’s Central Park. The Mandarin Oriental, New York has a tasty treat for picnickers. A basket brimming with delicacies made with locally sourced ingredients: Four Story Hill Grilled Quail with Thyme; Farro Salad; Salumi; Pizza Biaca and Fresh Summer Fruit served with Candied Citrus Peel and Bittersweet Chocolate. This sumptuous lunch was created in partnership with lauded California chef Alice Waters, who founded the Edible Schoolyard program in Berkeley. A portion of the proceeds of every Edible Schoolyard Picnic will benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC, which promotes health and sustainability in New York City’s public school curriculum through lessons in the on-site organic garden and kitchen classroom.
Guests of the hotel can also choose the Mandarin Oriental Classic Picnic, created by the hotel’s Executive Chef Toni Robertson, with Asian-influenced dishes including Bah Mi Rolls with Roasted Pork, Coriander-Carrot Kimchee with Green Garlic Chilli Aioli; Chicken Satay in Spicy Peanut Sauce; Soba Noodles with Ginger Sesame Dressing; and Green Tea Mascarpone Cake with Fresh Berries. Made for two people, the Edible Schoolyard Picnics cost $225 and are exclusively available to guests of Mandarin Oriental, New York via the hotel’s In Room Dining Menu or through the A La Carte services webpage, accessible to guests who’ve booked online.
Steps from Central Park, the hotel is located at 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street. For more information, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork.