Event caterer Rhubarb to open first oversees restaurant in New York

29/11/2017 - 08:53
London event caterer Rhubarb had announced the opening of two restaurants and an event space at a new leisure development in Manhattan, New York, marking the hospitality group’s first venture outside of the UK.

Rhubarb will operate a 5,800 sq ft. restaurant concept on the fifth level at Hudson Yards and a 10,000 sq ft. bar, restaurant and events space on the top of 30 Hudson Yards, the neighbourhood’s tallest tower, when the site opens in 2019.

The bar, restaurant and event space will offer views across New York, occupying the top two levels of the 1,296 ft. tall tower, which will also house the highest outdoor observation deck in the city.

P.B. Jacobse, chief executive of rhubarb, said: “We are incredibly excited to be opening our first restaurants outside the UK at Hudson Yards, New York.

"We have been looking to open in New York for several years now and the Hudson Yards development is incomparable – their commitment to a fully collaborative approach with all of their partners, from retail to food and beverage means this will be the ultimate, united experience.

“Once completed, Hudson Yards will be regarded as the most iconic development of today’s generation, re-defining the culinary scene in New York and we simply had to be a part of it.”

Kenneth Himmel, president of developer Related Urban, said: “P.B. and rhubarb have created some of the most memorable, innovative and creative culinary events in the UK from the Royal Boxes and Jockey Club at the Royal Ascot racecourse to the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Albert Hall and Sky Garden at the “Walkie Talkie” building.

"We are thrilled to welcome them to Hudson Yards where they will bring both a dedicated restaurant concept to the fifth floor as well as a bar, restaurant and events facility, to what is sure to be one of the most iconic locations in New York, the top of 30 Hudson Yards.

“Hudson Yards has attracted an exceptional calibre of chefs and restaurateurs creating an unparalleled collection of culinary experiences, global cuisine and diverse gastronomical experiences and it is the ideal location for rhubarb’s first international expansion.”

Hudson Yards is set to include over 100 shops, restaurants and food experiences by chefs and restaurateurs Thomas Keller, José Andrés, David Chang, Michael Lomonaco, Costas Spiliadis, Santa Cruz Co. and D&D London.

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