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Ex-Duck & Waffle Head Chef Announces New Restaurant in NYC

Dan Doherty has teamed up with Rhubarb and will open at the new Hudson Yards development next March

Dan Doherty: An English chef in NYC
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The former executive head chef at Duck & Waffle, author, and judge of the new BBC One show Britain’s Best Home Cook, Dan Doherty has announced that his next move is in partnership with the catering and hospitality group Rhubarb: together, they will open a new all-day dining restaurant in New York’s hotly anticipated Hudson Yards development in March 2019.

The as-yet-unnamed restaurant, which will include a bar and terrace, will be located on the fifth floor of the newly developed 30 Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s west side. The project — which will also include restaurants from big-name chefs and operators, including David Chang, Thomas Keller, José Andrés, Michael Lomonaco, and the D&D London group — is said to be the largest private development in the United States.

Doherty and Rhubarb’s restaurant will serve brunch, lunch and dinner. It is being billed as “Dan’s East meets West” where menus are inspired by “his love of travel.” Dishes announced ahead of opening, include: Singapore chilli crab croquettes; scallop, apple, kohlrabi and Chinese chilli oil; beef fillet, chilli, daikon and soy-cured egg; asparagus, sticky shitake, brown butter hollandaise; and roasted and glazed herb-fed chicken with chicken fat rice.

Weekend brunch will see “Asian twists on classics” — including: English breakfast bibimbap with fried rice, egg, smoked bacon and spiced sausage; and Korean pancakes with black sesame waffles with smoked miso ice cream.

It was also announced that in 2020, Rhubarb will open an events space at the top of 30 Hudson Yards, including a large observation deck, which it says is the highest manmade one in the western hemisphere.

Doherty and Rhubarb’s restaurant is the second London operator to be confirmed for the development. Last autumn, D&D London confirmed that it would open an outpost of Chelsea’s famous Bluebird in the spring.

It is understood that Doherty is also planning a new London project so his involvement with the Hudson Yards restaurant is likely to be in an executive capacity, where he acts as a consultant on menu design. Doherty’s departure from Duck & Waffle was announced by the restaurant (that he’d worked at since it opened in 2012) at the end of April.


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