After soft launching with breakfast service, celebrity chef Dale Talde launches his next high profile project, Rice & Gold, in Hotel 50 Bowery this week.
The ground floor spot is dedicated to “modern Asian American fare.” The dinner menu includes gussied up dim sum — items such as lamb neck buns ($17), lobster egg roll ($8) and pho soup dumplings ($16). Part of the concept here is matching Asian-inspired dishes with global cuisine. There are corn beef tongue skewers ($15), rabbit vindaloo ($62) and a 36-ounce dry-aged ribeye ($145).
In a press release, Talde said, “It’s important to me to celebrate the different immigrant cultures that comprise our country, especially here in NYC… In our various kitchens alone, I am reminded every day of how multicultural we are as a nation. It’s important to me to recognize this – especially right now.”
This is Talde’s eighth restaurant. His Three Kings Restaurant Group also operates The Crown, 50 Bowery’s rooftop bar that opened this past summer. A lower level lounge is still to come. The decor, designed by Wimberly Interiors, features a mural spanning the full length of the restaurant from street artist Mr Ewok One.
Rice & Gold has its official opening tomorrow (Tuesday). Breakfast, which includes traditional American items as well as dim sum, begins at 7 a.m. daily. Dinner is served from 5 p.m.-midnight. Lunch and weekend brunch will be added later on.
The 229-room Hotel 50 Bowery is the first Joie de Vivre property in New York City. It was developed by Chu Enterprises, which is run by one of Chinatown’s most established families.