Photo by Evan Sung for The New York Times
The New York Times checks in on the just-about-to-open Tavern on the Green and declares it sparkles again. The New York landmark is reopening on April 24th with Philadelphia’s Jim Caiola and David Salama (Beau Monde) at the helm.
Tavern on Green Sparkles Again [New York Times]
The New York Times goes flatware shopping with Philadelphia’s Jim Caiola and David Salama, the couple behind the latest incarnation of New York’s famed Tavern on the Green. The restaurant is scheduled to open in late December but the pair obviously has their work cut out for them.
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Jim Caiola and David Salama who own Beau Monde and L’Etage in Philadelphia are now going to be running New York City’s Tavern on the Green. The team submitted a bid to win a twenty year lease on the Central Park landmark back in April and it was highest rated request for proposal received by New York’s Parks & Recreation department.
Katy Sparks will be the executive chef at the new Tavern on the Green. She has worked at The Quilted Giraffe, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill and Bolo, and Quilty’s where she was chosen as a “Top Ten Best New Chef in America” by Food & Wine Magazine.
Tavern on the Green is anticipated to reopen in the Fall of 2013.
Beau Monde Owners Bid On Central Park’s Famed Tavern On the Green [f8b8z]
Photo by Mike Lee
OK. This is officially from the Department of Whoa, We Never Saw This One Coming. New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting bids for a 20-year license to operate a bar and restaurant on the site of the former Tavern On the Green, which for the majority of the 20th Century was a prime destination dining spot in Central Park but later became known as a bankrupt tourist trap. Read more »