As part of the final phase of its expansion, The Plaza Food Hall, the culinary European-inspired destination at New York's Plaza hotel, has added the café Épicerie Boulud by Chef Daniel Boulud.
A final set of new shops is set to open its doors the week of November 24, 2014.
Chef Daniel Boulud’s café will offer contemporary French cuisine inspired by the seasons, and accompanied by wine and beer. Dishes range from the classic Jambon Beurre with house cured ham, salted butter and gruyere, to Pain Bagnat with olive-oil cured tuna, butter lettuce, nicoise olives and avocado on rosemary focaccia. The salads change seasonally to reflect fresh ingredients while the Nicoise and Traditional Cobb are staples. The market will offer the chef’s signature Viennoisserie and house-made charcuterie alongside his famous all-beef wiener, topped with sautéed onion, frisee and a relish of pickled vegetables. In addition, his Banh Mi has a lemongrass and red curry link that sits atop country pâté finished with a radish-carrot slaw.
The Jeffrey Beers-designed café balances food hall motifs and the contemporary look of the Épicerie Boulud brand. The space itself is anchored by white columns, covered in antique beveled mirror, as seen throughout the Food Hall, and incorporates white marble counter tops outfitted with dark wood. Épicerie Boulud’s signature fresh breads are arrayed on open shelving, while pastries and sausages are displayed in custom glass cases.
Other upcoming openings at the Plaza Food Hall include:
- Vin Sur Vingt -- A Paris-inspired wine café that offers a regularly rotating wine menu featuring wines by the glass complimented by a French Bistro-inspired food menu. Dishes include an assortment of fresh French cheeses, Soupe A Loignon Gratinee, Steak Tartare Au Couteau, Escargot De Bourgogne and Poulet Basquaise.
- Ora Di Pasta -- A restaurant that combines traditional Italian cuisine with fresh pasta.
- Pizza Rolio -- This artisanal pizza salon serves up pizza for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert. The menu has a variety of classic and specialty pizzas, such as Egg’s Benedict, Nemo’s Choice, NYPT (the staple pepperoni pizza) and Apple Cream Pie for dessert.
- Chi Noodle and Dim Sum Bar -- Chinese cuisine at this restaurant will include dumplings, shumai, fried rice, steamed rice and Bento Boxes. Diners will also be able to curate their own meal with the “Make Your Own Soup” option, as well as choosing from existing Noodle Soups with beef, soba, chicken, ramen as well as House Specials like Summer Roll, Chicken or Shrimp Salad, Edamame, Pork Spring Rolls and more.
The Plaza Food Hall is located in The Plaza at 1 West 59th Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10019.