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Marks the first Manhattan restaurant for famed Brooklyn restaurateur Josh Cohen
Hidden Leaf’s beverage program is led by internationally acclaimed bartender, Iain Townsend Griffiths, marking their New York City debut
NEW YORK, NY/ACCESSWIRE/July 6, 2022/ hidden sheet, the new restaurant concept of Brooklyn restaurateur Josh Cohen (Chez Ma Tante, Lilia, Saint Vitus), opens its doors today at 75 Manhattan West Plaza. The beautiful stand-alone restaurant nestled inside the exciting new Midnight Theater venue will feature a Pan-Asian menu created by Executive Chef Chai Trivedi (Pranna, Tamarind, Buddakan, Eventi Hotel). Internationally acclaimed bartender Iain Griffiths, co-founder of the highly acclaimed and influential bars Dandelyan and White Lyan in London, is making his first permanent foray into the New York drinks scene with the opening of Hidden Leaf bar and companion at street level, a high-energy aperitif bar Midnight Cafe.
Hidden Leaf shares its address with the glamorous and intimate Midnight Theater, a soon-to-open performance venue in Manhattan West, Brookfield Properties’ latest neighborhood development between 9th and 10th Avenues and West 31st and 33rd Streets. The 160-seat theater will soft-open this summer and celebrate its grand opening this fall. Midnight Theater was conceptualized by creative director Warren Adcock to be a one-stop home for talent in magic, music, theater and performance art.
Josh Cohen comments: “We sought to create something that really does not exist in New York; an unprecedented opportunity for artists, New Yorkers and visitors – all under one roof. At Hidden Leaf and the future Midnight Theater, people can enjoy cocktails, a full dining experience, entertainment and high-tech storytelling. It’s an escape from everyday life that reinvents your evening on the town.”
Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ:DLPN) will manage all aspects of advertising and marketing for Midnight Theater and Hidden Leaf, as well as facilitate business relationships and talent within the entertainment and culinary industries, following its equity investment in the variety theater and restaurant in October 2021.
Bill O’Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment, said, “We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to partner with Josh Cohen, a world-renowned master of his craft, for our first restaurant, and we hope Hidden Leaf will soon be joining. the ranks of Lilia’s, Chez Ma Tante and its other legendary establishments. Chef Chai’s cooking is absolutely amazing and Iain’s cocktail program is out of this world. We look forward to the opening of the Midnight Theater later this summer to pair with this fantastic restaurant.”
Executive Chef Chai Trivedi’s menu will bring together unique ingredients and inventive dishes from southern China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The menu offers many ways to approach a meal, including a shareable assortment of small plates like St. Louis BBQ ribs from Yunnan with sticky sauce, seeds and candied ginger mustarddim sum like Jade Vegetable Ravioli and Crispy Pork Potstickers, noodle and rice dishes like Honey Pork Fried Rice and Wok roasted rice cakesas well as larger plates like Broken golden chicken with sweet chili sauce and crispy curry oil and Steamed black bass with Vadouvan curry, crispy jasmine rice and pickled fresno pepper.Vegetable and tofu dish options include Black Pepper & Jade Salt Tofu and Wok-grilled wild mushrooms and spring beans.
Drawing inspiration from Executive Chef Chai Trivedi’s colorful pantry, Iain Griffiths incorporates flavors from the Asian cuisine diaspora, incorporating spirits and ingredients from these regions and channeling them through the lens of classic cocktails. There’s the Dead Ringer, a Corpse Reviver #2 riff made with baijiu and a melon appetizer, and the Tablet Negroni, which incorporates the flavors of Southeast Asia’s ubiquitous Tablet milk candies into the famous appetizer. three-ingredient Italian from its namesake.
Griffiths’ cocktail program at the ground floor aperitif bar, the Midnight Cafe, offers a fun and energetic experience set to the soundtrack of 70s Italian disco. The drinks menu is just as playful as the setting and is divided into two sections: Aperitivo Classics and Spotlight Stealers. The title of the old category belies the creativity of the drinks inside, such as the Citrus Carousel, a riff on an oft-overlooked Italian aperitif classic “Giostra d’Alcol”, here made from Campari, Italian wine. orange, saffron honey, clarified citrus fruits and lemon. soda water. It’s in the latter category that Griffiths gets creative and includes the Midnight Gimlet, made with Scottish guava and passion fruit gin, black tea and lime oleo saccharum, infused Dolin Blanc vermouth with pineapple and a garnish of green tea jelly.
With interiors designed by Cycle Projects, Hidden Leaf and Midnight Theater make use of an Art Deco style to deliver a sense of mystery and intrigue through the various alcoves and experiences, meant to take the guest on a journey through history. ‘space. Deep blue tones are complemented by walnut wood trim and accents, as well as custom brass fixtures. Lush with greenery, Hidden Leaf brings an element of well-being through a variety of oxygen-emitting seasonal plants.
Hidden Leaf will be open for dinner from 5-10 p.m. (Wed, Thu, Sun) and 5-11 p.m (Fri, Sat). The space includes a 75-seat dining room, a 20-seat private dining room and a 40-seat lounge/bar area. Midnight Cafe is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Reservations for Hidden Leaf are now open here: https://www.hiddenleafnyc.com
About the hidden sheet
hidden leaf is the new restaurant concept of Brooklyn restaurateur Josh Cohen (Chez Ma Tante, Lilia, Saint Vitus) and Midnight Theater partner Warren Adcock. The beautiful stand-alone restaurant is nestled inside the exciting new Midnight Theater entertainment venue, which will launch with a variety of talent later this fall. For the menu, Chef Chai Trivedi (Pranna, Tamarind, Buddakan, Eventi Hotel) draws inspiration from southern China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam to create a pan-Asian culinary adventure worth sharing. Internationally acclaimed bartender Iain Griffiths, co-founder of the highly acclaimed and influential bars Dandelyan and White Lyan in London, is making his first permanent foray into the New York drinks scene with the opening of Hidden Leaf cocktail bar and its street-level aperitif bar, Midnight Café.
About Midnight Theater
Midnight Theater is an intimate new performance venue in the heart of Manhattan West in New York City. The ever-growing 160-seat theater was conceptualized by creative director Warren Adcock to be a one-stop performance house for talent in all genres of music, theater, magic, and more. Midnight Theater projects 270-degree projected visuals onto its walls that overlay additional storytelling and content on live performances, giving guests a chance to experience something new and see top talent in a whole new light.
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