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April 8, 2014

Sous Style

Illustrated Plate

"Nothing says fresh like an in-house farm does. Yes that’s right, Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark pulls many of its ingredients from their urban farm, just steps away from the kitchen! Since no words make the cut when describing Chef Sisha Ortuzar’s fluke carpaccio dish, we knew it was a must for our next Illustrated Plate feature. Artist Ariel Aberg-Riger, who “likes pictures more than words” was the perfect match to recreate this seasonal dish. Get lost in Ariel’s illustration above, plan a lunch date with your girlfriends, and check out Chef’s recipe and interview below!"

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March 24, 2014

Village Voice "Fork in the Road"

Our Best The 10 Best Greenmarket Restaurants in NYC

"Nothing makes us happier than traipsing through a Greenmarket in full swing (we've been known to skip as well) checking out the rhubarb, fresh lettuces, asparagus, and, of course, ramps peppering vendors' tented tables. And while our frolicking inevitably leads to some great purchases, we'd much prefer to leave it to the professionals when it comes to fully expressing the flavors of a fiddlehead fern. Here are the 10 best Greenmarket restaurants in NYC, our favorite restaurants for celebrating the bounty of a fruitful harvest.


Sisha Ortuzar runs the show at Tom Colicchio's farm-to-table restaurant overlooking the East River. Hidden behind a deeply-recessed courtyard, the restaurant's outdoor patios look onto a sizable garden that provides much of the produce used in the kitchen. The chef doesn't shy away from spices and fruits -- loosely rolled spaccatelli pasta is imbued with cocoa to offset a rich pork ragu with apples and sage, and lamb receives a flowery punch from hibiscus."


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January 24, 2013

The Wall Street Journal

Insider's Guide to Santiago, Chile

"JAGGED, SNOW-CAPPED peaks have served as Santiago's backdrop since the city was founded in 1541 by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia. But there are times when you might not know it—pollution and the city's location in a valley have resulted in smog that can obscure the Andes, especially in the Southern Hemisphere's winter.


While not much can be done about the geography, clean-air initiatives have lifted a bit of the grit from the skies. And other, bigger changes have brought a new shine and energy to its streets.


Sisha Ortuzar
Santiago native and chef at New York City's Riverpark"

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January 14, 2014

Village Voice, A Fork in the Road

The 10 Best Mocktails in NYC

"The team at Riverpark grows culinary inspiration in its own backyard, where an on-premise farm dictates what goes on the plates and into the glasses at this East River neighbor. One sip of the Nimble Rabbit, an effervescent carrot and orange tipple, recalls the vibrant, citrus-fueled zing of an Orange Julius mall session. One more ages the experience to a much more desirable reality: mega vitamin intake with an insane view."

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January 13, 2014

The Manual

Ingredients to Look Out for in 2014

"Though it looks like it’s going to be a big year for cauliflower, it isn’t the only ingredient chefs and restauranteurs are excited about. Executive Chef Bryan Hunt, of Tom Colicchio’s beautiful waterfront American restaurant Riverpark, gave us a great deal of insight on ingredients to look for this year. Check out his predictions below and try to spy them on this year’s menus.

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December 16, 2013

Serious Eats

Your NYC Christmas Dining Guide, 2013 Edition

"Does the thought of cooking and entertaining for Christmas make you feel less like Santa, and more like the Grinch? We've compiled a list of restaurants open on Christmas Eve (with notes on which are also open on Christmas Day). Go all out with a traditional holiday feast, or go casual with wine and seafood tastings, Thai, barbecue, and more.



Riverpark
Regular menu.
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
212-729-9790

riverparknyc.com"

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December 4, 2013

Food Republic

Here Are Tonight's Specials From Top Restaurants Around The United States

"(Offering Filipino dishes and donating all proceeds to relief efforts)

 Seafood Sinigang
Prawns, calamari, Manila clams, radish, mâche, tamarind broth

 Bistek Tagalog
Braised short ribs, black garlic, pearl onions, tatsoi, sweet potato"

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December 2, 2013

Eater

Eaterwire: Filipino Food at Riverpark; The Gramercy Tavern Pang

"KIPS BAY — Riverpark is serving some Filipino dishes from now until the end of the year to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. For lunch there are dishes like longganisa with pork sausage, green papaya relish, and sweet potato chips, and for dinner, things like seafood sinigang with prawns, calamari, and Manila clams in tamarind broth. All proceeds from these dishes will be donated to relief efforts. [EaterWire]"

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November 2, 2013

New York Post

New York Chefs Use Their Noodles When It Comes to Creative Pastas

"Shapes add dimension and texture to a dish,” declares chef Sisha Ortúzar of the bronze fennel radiators ($29) at his Midtown East restaurant. The dish is made with bronze fennel from Riverpark’s adjacent garden, and is served in a succulent gravy derived from rabbit, golden raisins, pistachios and delicate bronze fennel fronds, flowers and pollen. It’s a dish as amazingly varied as it sounds: at once sweet, aromatic, crunchy and tender."

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October 14, 2013

Wall Street Journal

Chefs Find Inspiration in Fine Art at James Beard Dinner

"From 16th-century Italian painting to modern hyperrealism, the chefs at Friday's James Beard Foundation benefit dinner, aptly named the "Artful Chef," at Tom Colicchio's Riverpark let their inspirations shine through with dishes based on fine art...


Host chef Sisha Ortúzar handled the hors d'oeuvres, which included oyster tacos; duck liver with chocolate paté, crispy paella and white anchovy; and roasted black mission figs with goat cheese. He said the vivid colors and exciting subjects of artist and longtime friend Steve Ellis inspired him.

"He's an artist of our time," Mr. Ortúzar said."

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October 1, 2013

Zagat

Top Decor in NYC

"Space might be at a premium here in the Big Apple, but some restaurateurs do a lot with what they have. As a result, we’re spoiled with beautiful restaurants here, and some are truly breathtaking. Here’s our list of the top restaurants for decor in New York City."

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August 26, 2013

Tasting Table National

Farmers' Market Tips from Chefs, Farmers and Restaurant Owners

"Funky bitter melons and misshapen heirloom tomatoes aren't the only ones with character showing up at your local farmers' market. We brought our camera and reporter's notebook to NYC's Union Square Greenmarket to meet a few of the working chefs, artisans and charmingly idiosyncratic folks who shop there regularly."

Name: Zachary Pickens
Occupation: Urban gardener, farmer, seed saver, Master Composter and urban farmer, Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center

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August 13, 2013

Zagat

Taste Tour: 3 Restaurants With Awesome Gardens

"Forget the green market: these three restaurants grow a lot of their own produce in their very own backyards (or, in one case, on their very own patch of concrete next to the East River). Check out the video above to peek into eateries across the U.S. that take farm-to-table fare to a new level, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more food and restaurant videos:"

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August 12, 2013

Modern Farmer

Meet Tom Colicchio’s Urban Milkcrate Farmer

"At the end of East 29th Street in Manhattan, between First Avenue and the East River, are thousands of milk crates filled with herbs and vegetables. Most days that’s where you’ll find Zach Pickens watering, composting, planting, and harvesting food for Tom Colicchio's [6,000]-square-foot restaurant, Riverpark."

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July 11, 2013

Refinery 29

NYC's Top Waterfront Restos To Scout This Weekend

"Focusing on seasonal farmers' market produce, Riverpark creates a modern American bill of fare that even brings in ingredients from its own urban farm in the city. Talk about a local legend!"

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July 3, 2013

NBC New York

What to Do on July 4 in NYC

"On the East Side, Riverpark is throwing its first ever Fourth of July barbecue from 1 to 6 p.m. In honor of America's birthday, they will be preparing a variety of dishes like smoked wagyu brisket, whole roasted pig, fried chicken, corn on the cob, blueberry pie sundaes and more. An array of beers from local breweries will be on tap as well as red, white and blue sangria. The party includes live music all afternoon and fun for the whole family with games like bocce ball and ping pong on the restaurant's terrace. 450 E. 29th St., between First Avenue and the East River."

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July 2, 2013

Zagat

5 For the Fourth: Independence Day Parties and Deals in NYC

"The restaurant located on the East River is hosting a BBQ that will feature whole roasted pigs, smoked brisket and fried chicken. As you scarf  down, you can sip on red, white and blue sangria and housemade iced tea. Games like bocce ball and ping pong will be set up, and parents are encourged to bring the kiddies. The party is $95 per person, $65 for those under 21, and kids get in free. Stop by from 1-6 PM and stuff your face."

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July 2, 2013

The Rundown

Five for the Fourth

"Tom Collichio's East River-side spot is doing its first-annual blowout with a massive menu: smoked Wagyu brisket, whole roasted pigs, fried chicken, and house-made sausages, plus a shload of sides and desserts. For the patriots among us, the bar's serving red, white, and blue sangria, along with plenty of beer. Live bands and games round out the lineup."

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July 2, 2013

CBS New York

NYC’s 7 Best July 4th Parties, 2013

"In honor of America’s birthday, Riverpark’s Chef Sisha Ortuzar will be preparing gourmet versions of your cookout favorites including smoked wagyu brisket, whole roasted pigs and his famous fried chicken. Cool down with ice cold beer from local breweries, “Red, White and Blue Sangria,” as well as housemade iced teas and lemonades. Dance and mingle to music from Sea Monsters, Ski Lodge and Rocket & the Ghost and get active with games like bocce ball and ping-pong on restaurant’s terrace, with views of the East River and the Riverpark Farm."

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July 1, 2013

The New York Times

Dining Calendar

"There will be myriad places celebrating the Fourth of July with special meals, and lots of places to watch the 37th Macy’s fireworks show over the Hudson River. Riverpark, overlooking the East River at 450 East 29th Street in Kips Bay, will have live music and games set up from 1 to 6 p.m. The family-friendly event is $95 per person, $65 for those under 21 and free for kids. To watch the fireworks, you might go over to Chelsea Piers. The ’wichcraft location there will host an open beer and wine bar, with lobster rolls and more from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $125 per guest and $55 for guests under 21."


For tickets, visit: riverparkbbq.brownpapertickets.com


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June 29, 2013

Gothamist

Where To Eat, Drink And Watch The Fireworks This 4th Of July

"Owned by Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, East Side eatery Riverpark promises a pregame for the ages complete with smoked wagyu brisket, a pig roast, “red, white, and blue sangria,” live music, and carnival games. The event ends early, allowing ample time to mosey over to the West Side to catch the big show. 450 E. 29 Street // (212) 729-9790 // 1 p.m. to 6 p.m."


For tickets, visit: riverparkbbq.brownpapertickets.com


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June 27, 2013

Grubstreet

July 4 Barbecue at Riverpark

"• Riverpark is marking Independence Day in style with its first annual Fourth of July barbecue. Celebrate with red, white, and blue sangria, whole roasted pigs, and more from 2 to 6 p.m. The event is free for kids under 5, $65 for others under 21, and $95 for those over the legal drinking age."


For tickets, visit: riverparkbbq.brownpapertickets.com


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June 14, 2013

Grubstreet

Grub Street Diet

"That night I went to an event at Riverpark, the Tom Colicchio restaurant along the FDR with a massive working farm. They’re doing things like growing tomatoes in Mast Brothers cacao refuse. We made our own cocktails to pair with each course and my favorite was this crazy savory margarita with tequila, kale, radish, and bell pepper. The family-style dinner was super-farmy — a sugar-snap-pea panzanella, Hamachi carpaccio with nasturtium and fresno chiles, grilled head-on prawns in salsa verde, and whole dorade with garlic scapes and lemon verbena."

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June 11, 2013

Zagat

Farm Dinners at Riverpark, Greenmarket Meals at Gotham

"A couple NYC eateries are going beyond the typical farm to table model with produce-forward dinners. Riverpark, which grows a bounty of fresh veggies in its own urban farm, is launching a series of dinners that showcases the ingredients for groups of six to 14. The three-course meals are served family-style and will feature dishes like squash blossoms with mint and whole roasted dorade with ramps."


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June 7, 2013

Zagat

8 Great Restaurants for Father's Day Dining in NYC

"Celebrate the man who took you to baseball games, carried you on his shoulders and taught you how to drive. We've rounded up eight stellar restaurants for celebrating Father's Day in NYC."

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June 5, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek

Corton’s Tastings, Costata’s Ribeye: NYC Dine & Deal

"Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar continue to wow us with elegant mushroom consomme and casual fish tacos."

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June 4, 2013

Empire Guides

New York City and Beyond

"Riverpark is probably best known for offering some of the city’s most impressive events spaces, most notably The Cube. The modern glass-enclosed venue in the Alexandria Center features a private patio, soaring ceilings and panoramic views. The Cube is perfect for everything from family buffets to cocktail parties and wedding receptions for up to 100 guests and is a singularly unique New York City setting. Patrons of Riverpark can also work with an expert team of event planners to create custom menus for private dining opportunities or events at any of the establishment’s striking venues."

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June 3, 2013

Zagat

8 Best Restaurants Near AMC Loews Kips Bay

"Ah, summer. The grill is firing, and after a spring slumber, the movie theaters are back to showing blockbusters. Catching a flick at AMC Loews Kips Bay? Check out our eight best restaurants in the area."

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Spring 2013

LAX magazine

Kenny's Korner

"Located in Manhattan's Kips Bay neighborhood is Riverpark, a terrific restaurant from 'wichcraft partners To Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar. Riverpark offers beautiful views of the East River and serves modern American fare."

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May 22, 2013

New York Post

A Summerful of Hot Boite Spots

"Tom Colicchio’s sleek, modern-American restaurant inside the Alexandria Center — is hard to find, which is part of its appeal. The terrace overlooking the East River can be noisy from FDR Drive traffic below, but chef Sisha Ortúzar’s menu, boasting raw materials from the restaurant’s on-site farm, provides all the solace you need."

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May 16, 2013

Zagat

Outdoor Wire

"If the East River is more your style, Riverpark sends word that they've relocated their urban farm, which is actually 7,000 milk crates that grow plants used in the restaurant's cuisine and hosts workshops during the summer. The garden was moved to a 10,000 square foot space on the riverfront plaza, and now guests that sit on the restaurant's patio can scope it out along with the river views."

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May 13, 2013

The New York Times

Dining Calendar

"Restaurants and seafood businesses are participating in what they are calling sustainable seafood week, with menu specials and demonstrations. The opening event is Monday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Riverpark, 450 East 29th Street in Kips Bay. Tickets are $70. The Web site has the latest schedule of events, which run through Sunday."

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April 24, 2013

Grubstreet

Ramp Mania: 24 Restaurants Serving the Sacred Seasonal Greens

"The Dish: At Tom Colicchio's Kip's Bay restaurant, crispy sweetbreads come with asparagus, ramps, and a hen egg."

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Zagat

8 Restaurants with Sweet Outdoor Views in New York City

"If it's a bit dreary out (ahem - like today) but you still want to stare longingly at the outdoors, you can hit those spots. If it does get a bit nicer out (this weekend - fingers crossed), there's plenty of haunts with excellent views of parks and greenery. Click through the slideshow below to scope out some scenic haunts, with both indoor and outdoor dining options."

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April 5, 2013

Serious Eats New York

Scenes from the 4th Annual Meatball Slapdown

"Meatballs stuffed with.... meat. Brilliant, right? These balls were stuffed with brisket and charred chili, and then garnished with pickled vegetables and a beer-mustard sauce."


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March 20, 2013

The Village Voice, Fork in the Road

Most Ethical NYC Restaurants? There's an App For That
A few of the city's finer establishments are now getting noticed not only for their outstanding food but for the benefits they offer staff members. The Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC), an organization that strives to improve working conditions for food service employees, has released an app that lets users search for "high road restaurants" -- ones that pay better wages and allow their servers and kitchen staff to take sick days. Like a Zagat guide for ethical eating experiences, the second annual National Diners' Guide cites restaurants throughout the city that aim to keep staff happy. So which restaurateurs truly treat their employees like family members? SEE ARTICLE

February 8, 2013

Wine Spectator

New York Chefs' Romantic Recipes and Italian Reds for Valentine's Day

"With less than a week to go before Valentine's day, if you're entertaining your sweetheart at home, it's time to get planning. We've asked two New York chefs to share recipes that skip the usual (and often dubious) romantic/aphrodisiac clichés while still delivering the kind of mood-setting pleasure you seek on this lovers' holiday."

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February 4, 2013

La Colombe: Tasty Place

‘Wichcraft: Sandwiches for Chefs

"Chef Ortuzar says that he loves the challenges of working between the kitchen and the farm. At his Riverpark restaurant, he even gives customers an opportunity to dine on the farm, with a table situated in the center of the plot. "It’s great, working between the kitchen and the farm, because it goes in circles. The farmer is growing based on what we want to offer, but we’re cooking based on what the farmer is growing. We’re getting a lot smarter about what we’re growing and really refining it.""

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February 2, 2013

Refinery29

Game On! We've Got All Your Super Bowl Plans

"Riverpark is decking out its private dining room with big plasma TVs and lounge furniture. Its bar menu includes favorites from chef Sisha Ortuzar such as Crispy Paella Rice Balls and Spiced Potato Chips with Goat Cheese and Rosemary. A variety of cocktails and beer & wine will be available as well."

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February 1, 2013

New York Times Diner's Journal

Weekend Fare

"At Riverpark, 450 East 29th Street, in Kips Bay, a private dining room will be filled with big-screen televisions and lounge furniture for the game. A bar menu and drinks will be available, too."

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January 29, 2013

Self

Three-Ingredient Cocktails

"Riverpark's cocktail guru Danie Hutch says hot cocktails are perfect for the snow and sniffles season. Apple cider is plentiful at the farmers' markets this time of year. While Riverpark uses a hot sauce made from the many varieties of chiles they grow at Riverpark Farm, Hutch says you can use any hot sauce with a kick in your pantry."

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January 23, 2013

Bloomberg

Quiet! Find Peace, No Horrid Music at These Spots: Dining

"Riverpark: Just a stone’s throw from New York University and Bellevue medical centers, this is Colicchio’s culinary gift to midtown doctors and members of the biotechnology industry. The sound level rarely rises above a whisper, all the better to appreciate an outstanding mushroom consomme, not to mention the East River view."

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January 20, 2013

NYC Nom Nom

Riverpark For Restaurant Week 2013

"This is how you do Restaurant Week. Offer your regular menu so no one feels that they are missing out and just give people a chance to really enjoy your restaurant with a nice introduction."

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January 10, 2013

Guest of a Guest

The Most Coveted Tables in Town: Start Booking for NYC Restaurant Week 2013 Today

"This Tom Colicchio restaurant offers a waterfront dining experience and chef Sisha Ortuzar's new American dishes, such as squab in a mole sauce and a rack of lamb on a plate of lentils. Call for further information on the restaurant week menu, available for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday and dinner Sundays."

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December 12, 2012

Saveur

Menu: A Chilean Family Lunch

"This is the type of meal you would have with your family on a Sunday afternoon in Chile, where I'm from. You start off with some snacks, like matambre and empanadas, accompanied by pisco sours. Then move on to a leisurely lunch served family-style, that goes on for a few hours, with copious amounts of wine and finished with a little sweet like alfajores, a common treat in Chile and Argentina first introduced by Catholic nuns from Spain."

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December 5, 2012

Forbes

The Forbes 2012 All-Star Eateries In New York

"Sluggish economy. Stagnant stock market. Looming fiscal and monetary disasters here and overseas. An ever more violent Middle East possibly tipping into a big war. In this world of woe and uncertainty, first-rate Big Apple restaurants are a delicious escape. As a whole they’re getting better and excitingly more varied. Our gastronomical gurus—FORBES Editor Randall Lane, Luxury Editor of Forbes Media Richard Nalley and media maven Monie Begley, as well as brothers Bob, Kip and Tim–once again shine a light on the Big Apple’s finest fooderies."

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December 5, 2012

Refinery29

NYC Holiday Cocktail Map: 35 Festive Sips, 35 Epic Outfits

"Those stunning riverside views are perfect after a long day of glaring at your desktop, so round up your Hamptons weekend crew and make it a winter fiesta. Flex your layering muscle by piling a patterned sweater dress under an oversized biker jacket that’ll sure to keep you warm all night, even with those waterfront winds. Just ‘cuz that yellow polka dot bikini is collecting dust doesn’t mean you have to avoid whimsical spots all together."

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November, 2012

Adobe

Tinymill: Distinguished by Design

"Combining the flexibility of Business Catalyst for content management with third-party tools, tinymill worked with Riverpark to create the streamlined Event Planner solution that allows a prospective client not only the ability to request a date and time for an event but also share capacity requirements and contact information, select the event type (plated five-course chef tasting or cocktail reception, for instance), beverage options, and additional services and rentals."

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November 26, 2012

Zagat

Tim Ferriss Wants You To Spend Less Time Cooking, More Time Eating

"On a night filled with dishes prepared by the likes of ABC Kitchen’s Dan Kluger and Riverpark’s Sisha Ortúzar, it was best-selling author culinary novice Timothy Ferriss’ lamb osso “buko” that garnered the most attention (though the steamed branzino with romanesco crafted by Ortúzar came in at a close second with the diners at our table). Ferriss, who admitted he had “always been intimidated by food...and food people,” jumped headfirst into a world known for knives and flames with the launch of The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life."

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November 22, 2012

The Wall Street Journal

'4-Hour' Man Masters Food, The Good Life

"The dinner portion of the evening featured dishes by chefs who collaborated with and inspired Mr. Ferriss—scallops from ABC Kitchen's Dan Kluger (who taught Mr. Ferriss both how to taste distinct flavors and how to keep his cool and stay productive in stressful situations); branzino by 'wichcraft and Riverpark's Sisha Ortuzar (who taught him how to do prep work); and a pasta fagioli courtesy of Hearth and Terroir's Marco Canora, who quite accurately described Mr. Ferriss as a cross between Jason Bourne and Julia Child in a blurb on the book's cover."

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November 21, 2012

T Magazine

Fête Accompli | 4-Hour Feasting

"On the easternmost point of 29th Street at Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark restaurant in Manhattan, roughly 70 foodies gathered Tuesday night for a dinner in celebration of the non-chef Timothy Ferriss’s third and newest installment in his "4-hour" series: "The 4-Hour Chef" (New Harvest, $35), a book he calls "a labor of love and hate and sweat and blood and tears.""

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November 20, 2012

Lifestyle Mirror

Berry Crazy

"For those of you who are bored with spooning the canned stuff or sick of sipping concentrate, we turned to chefs and mixologists for five fresh ways to use cranberries, right in time for the holidays. Whether it’s in pasta, as a relish, or in a cream soda, ditch what you thought you knew about cranberry and try these new recipes from the experts who know best."

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November 13, 2012

#dineoutNYC

Eat out, give back!

"11/16 Riverpark, which closed for 12 days as a result of Sandy, is welcoming back customers with Dark ‘n Stormys, with 100% of proceeds from the cocktail going to the Mayor’s Fund for NYC Hurricane Relief. Until 11/18."

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November 9, 2012

The New York Times

Weekend Fare: Storm Relief and More

"Riverpark, 450 East 29th Street (First Avenue), in Kips Bay, which reopened 12 days after the storm, will donate all proceeds from every Dark and Stormy cocktail ordered to The Mayor’s Fund for NYC Hurricane Relief."

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September 18, 2012

TV Globo News - Brazil

Plantação de alcachofra em Manhattan; fazendas são montadas em arranha-céus de NY

"Em meio às grandes torres da cidade de Manhattan, empreendedores alugam terraços ou terrenos que aguardam a construção de novos prédios para montar fazendas urbanas que abastecem seus restaurantes."

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September 12, 2012

Breville

Road to the Recipe

"Chef Sisha Ortúzar of Riverpark and Riverpark Farm is featured in the premiere of Breville's Road to the Recipe video series."

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September 10, 2012

The Street

5 Great Waterfront Restaurants

"With two gorgeous outdoor spaces and a farm-fresh menu by chef Sisha Ortuzar, it's an ideal place to soak in the early days of fall. And what better way to get there than by boat? "Manhattan is surrounded by water, and yet the waterfront is surprisingly underdeveloped. Being this close to the water gives you the feeling of being somewhere else, even just for a couple of hours. The river views add a laid-back atmosphere to our restaurant, which also translates to our food," Ortuzar says.""

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August 30, 2012

Grubstreet

Where to Eat and Drink on Labor Day

"Start your Labor Day with brunch at Tom Colicchio's waterfront restaurant and a menu celebrating the best in summer farmers-market fare. Highlights include a summer squash frittata, French toast with peaches, smoked trout cake, and a side of watermelon with merken and lime."

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August 28, 2012

Serious Eats

Where to Drink Cocktails in NYC

"An upscale take on patio dining, with views overlooking Long Island City or the Kips Bay garden plaza, there is no bad seat to be had on the Terrace at Riverpark. Riverpark also has one of the best swank-to-dollar ratio of all the venues we visited, and we would gladly return for their $5 beers and $12 cocktails."

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July 27, 2012

NY1

Edible: Kips Bay Restaurant Uses Rooftop Farm For Dish Ingredients

"Lots of chefs buy from farmers but at Riverpark, Chef Sisha Ortuzar employs one to tend to 165 kinds of vegetables and herbs just outside the restaurant. Not only can he serve super-fresh tomatoes but he can decide in advance what kinds he'll have and how large to grow them. But Mother Nature can’t always be controlled, even in Manhattan."

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July 26, 2012

Financial Times

Urban Ingenuity: Crate to Plate

"Basil, tomatoes, bronze fennel, okra, eggplants: such crops are usually grown on pastoral farms in the countryside or the gardens of leafy suburbs. But one Manhattan restaurant has taken the farm-to-table craze literally, building a vegetable farm in its concrete backyard.

New Yorkers hate wasting space, so when construction stalled on one of the two towers of the Alexandria Center, the Riverpark restaurant decided to make the most of the site"


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July 23, 2012

Grubstreet

Battle of the Rooftop Salads

"The Plate: A fourteen-ingredient boutique blend recently included Ruby Streaks mustard greens, feathery bronze fennel, and pickled Chioggia beets, resulting in a salad so beautiful it made you want to fling off your shoes and run barefoot through it. A restrained hand with the Champagne vinaigrette lets all that plant life speak for itself, though a quibbler would say there’s a bit too much going on."

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July 17, 2012

New York Post

Restaurant Week Meal Steals
"The true spirit of Restaurant Week can be found overlooking the East River in Kips Bay, at Tom Colicchio’s fantastic Riverpark, where chef-partner Sisha Ortúzar is offering diners the restaurant’s entire menu at a discount — with no alteration in portion size." SEE ARTICLE

July 3, 2012

Grubstreet

Fourth of July Eating and Drinking--With a Map!

"When: Noon to 4 p.m. 

What: If you don't feel like manning the grill yourself, head over for a three-course menu of American cookout classics like fried chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, and potato salad, then finish it off with brownies and pie. 

Price: $28"

SEE ARTICLE & MAP

July 2, 2012

The Street

James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Delights U.S.

"LAS VEGAS (MainStreet) -- James Beard Foundation winners and Minnesota chefs converged on Tom Colicchio's Riverpark for a culinary delight Wednesday -- the New York stop on the Celebrity Chef Tour 2012, benefiting the James Beard Foundation. Award-winning chefs Sisha Ortuzar (of Riverpark), Andrew Zimmern (of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on The Travel Channel), Tim McKee (of La Belle Vie and Sea Change), Isaac Becker (of 112 Eatery and Bar La Grassa), Alex Roberts (of Alma and Brasa), Gavin Kaysen (of Cafe Boulud) and Angie Lee (also of Riverpark) were on hand to deliver this once-in-a-lifetime multicourse dining experience. Here guests had the rare opportunity to interact with the chefs through the evening while dining on an exquisite seven-course menu complete with wine and beer pairings."

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June 27, 2012

Serious Eats

Snapshots From the Third Annual Saveur Summer Barbecue in NYC

"How come I didn't get these last time I went to Riverpark? These crispy, meaty little pockets were the quesadillas mine wish they could be."

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June 21, 2012

The Village Voice, Fork in the Road

Summer Solstice: Restaurants Farm Fertile Ground in New York City

"Another example of inner-city creativity is the Riverpark farm. Riverpark may seem like somewhat of an anomaly in the chaos and congestion of Manhattan, but this Tom Colicchio restaurant is a thriving, verdant oasis amidst the skyscrapers of Kip's Bay. The Riverpark restaurant sources vegetables from its adjacent farm, a 15,000-square-foot plot that produces a bounty of diverse vegetables. Plants are grown on recycled milk crates and are truly "farm to table," picked and eaten on the same day. "

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June, 2012

Kanoo World Traveller

Where to Eat...New York

"As if the line-up of freshlysourced organic greens and meat wasn’t enough, the riverside vistas down on the dining terrace are breathtaking."

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June 1, 2012

Vogue

En Plein Air: Where to Dine Outside This Summer

"A dream of a summer dinner for the urban locavore, Tom Colicchio’s East Side oasis, Riverpark, is now taking reservations for its exclusive farm table, embedded in the restaurant’s organic garden atop the Alexandria Center with a view of the East River. With lunch and dinner at $140 per person, these twelve seats should prove the most coveted in Manhattan this summer, as many of the ingredients will be sourced from the ground-floor farm. With a menu that changes daily and features everything from lovely garden dishes like Sweet Pea Panzanella with white anchovies and Fresno chiles to coastal braised Long Island Black Sea Bass with artichokes, black olives, and lemon, your ideal summer dinner party could be as easy as ordering the chef’s Rhubarb pie."

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May 23, 2012

Immaculate Infatuation

Summer Guide, New York City 2012

"This restaurant is in a strange location inside of an office building near Bellevue, but Riverpark has some incredible views of the East River, and is one of the most extensive outdoor restaurant settings that exists in this city. They actually have their own "farm" on premises, where they grow over 200 types of fruits, vegetables and herbs."

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April 24, 2012

The New York Times

Riverpark Adds an Outdoor Farm Table

"Riverpark, the restaurant in the Alexandria Center, a group of office towers overlooking the East River at 29th Street, has had its own farm since last year. Nearly 200 different edible herbs, vegetables and berries are planted in soil in 4,000 milk crates set up in the plaza in front of the restaurant. This spring, Riverpark is adding outdoor dining on the farm. A table that seats up to 12 guests has been set up under a tent on a deck, along with a bar. And there, Sisha Ortúzar, above, the chef who runs the restaurant in partnership with Tom Colicchio, will serve lunch and dinner."

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April 16, 2012

The Street

Outdoor Dining in the Concrete Jungle of NYC

"Bravo's Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio's Riverpark isn't his first foray into New York dining. He also owns Craft, 'wichcraft and Colicchio & Sons in NYC. Riverpark boasts two outdoor spaces in Kips Bay, The Patio and The Terrace, where guests can enjoy executive chef Sisha Ortuzar's flavorful modern American cuisine while taking in the unparalleled East River views."

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May/June 2012

AFAR

Chile's Comeback City

"WANDERING CHEF: Chef Sisha Ortúzar started his career in Santiago, where he grew up. After working in various kitchens, he moved to the United States to attend the Culinary Institute of America. He now runs the kitchen at Tom Colicchio’s modern American restaurant, Riverpark, in New York City, where he sneaks in flavors that remind him of home. Here are his highlights from a recent trip."

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MARCH 24, 2012 & MARCH 30, 2012

Cooking Channel's "Kelsey's Essentials"

Kelsey Visits Riverpark Farm
Kelsey visits Riverpark Farm for inspiration from the produce, a lesson in making milk-crate planters, then shares her essential tips and recipes. SEE LISTINGS

MARCH 23, 2012

Grubstreet

Where to Eat and Drink Outdoors RIGHT NOW
"It probably sucks to be a penguin right now, but for us, this crazy-warm weather means one thing: patio time. And the sooner the better, since it's Friday afternoon. It's a rare spring that sees restaurants and bars rolling out their outdoor seating in March, but we'll take it: Here's a lineup of where to eat and drink outdoors now, and what's coming up soon. So bottoms up — and into a patio chair. It's almost happy hour." SEE ARTICLE

FEBRUARY 1, 2012

Eater

The Fourth Annual Hottest Chef in New York Competition
"To start things off, last year's champion and current top seed Vikas Khanna of Junoon restaurant faces our lower seeds: Marc Forgione of Marc Forgione restaurant, Bryan Hunt of Riverpark, and Richard Capizzi, the pastry chef at Lincoln on the Upper West Side. The victor will join the upcoming winners of round one in the next set of heats." Vote Here

JANUARY 8, 2012

New York Magazine

In Season: Parsnips
"Parsnips, those pigment-challenged relatives of the carrot, thrive in chilly climes. In fact, these sweet and spicy root vegetables don't fully develop their flavor until they've been exposed to near-freezing temperatures for weeks at a time. At their peak now through March, parsnips shine when cooked in hearty winter soups like this one from Riverpark chef Sisha Ortúzar." See article

JANUARY 1, 2012

Daily News

Top Chefs Spot Food Trends For 2012 and What Restaurants They Want to Try
"The new year is sure to bring new food trends to explore, restaurants to try and chefs to watch. We asked culinary masters from around the country to predict those trends, but we also asked them about restaurants they want to visit and what their first meal of the year will be." SEE ARTICLE

November 30, 2011

Forbes

The Forbes 2011 All-Star Eateries In New York

"Our gastronomical gurus—ForbesLife Editor Richard Nalley and media maven Monie Begley, as well as brothers Bob, Kip and Tim—once again shine a light on the Big Apple's finest fooleries."

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November 22, 2011

Eater

New York's Best New Business Lunches Under $30

"The $28 three-course lunch prix fixe menu at Riverpark has nine appetizers, nine entrees, and five desserts to choose from. Some of the standout dishes include a basil-ricotta ravioli starter and a bacon-wrapped prawn entree. For dessert, order the beignets."

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November 7, 2011

Rodale

Your Perfect Fall Super-Food Salad

"On a recent sunny, brisk day, farmers were harvesting baby red bok choy and gathering herbs before the impending frost. An autumn scene in the bucolic countryside? Not exactly: This unique farm is located smack-dab in the urban grid of Manhattan."

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October 5, 2011

Zagat.com

Zagat Guide 2012 Review

"It's "so far east" you may need "water wings" to access it, but this "peaceful" newcomer in a Kips Bay "office park behind Bellevue" is a "beacon of civility", offering Tom Colicchio's "delectable" New American cooking and "gracious service" in a "handsome", "airy" room; free "validated parking", an on-site produce garden and "river views" from the outdoor terrace justify the expense."

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October 4, 2011

Serious Eats New York

12 Best Bites at The Art of the Taco

"Oyster Taco from Riverpark: A fried oyster is a great thing. A really great fried oyster, greaseless and crisp-shelled and soft-middled, is an incredible thing. With green tomato, lime, and pickled onion, this taco from Sisha Ortuzar of Riverpark showcased its main ingredient, just as it should."

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

CBS2 New York

Tony Tantillo's Dining Deal: Riverpark Restaurant

"If you like farm fresh food, this is a Dining Deal for you. CBS 2's Tony Tantillo checks out Riverpark Restaurant to sample dishes with just-picked ingredients, for the ultimate farm-to-table experience."

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AUGUST 31, 2011

Forbes

Chefs Redefine Comfort Foods

"Finally, a stew of a different type. Chef Sisha Ortúzar offers the perfect solution for those craving paella but don't have the time to wait for it—crispy paella balls with white anchovies and aioli on his Terrace menu at Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio's Riverpark. A unique spin on an ethnic comfort food, paella."

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AUGUST 21, 2011

Refinery29

Chill Out With 5 Of The City's Best Gazpachos

"At Riverpark, chef Sisha Ortúzar serves a traditional Spanish gazpacho as part of the three-course prix-fixe lunch menu ($28) or a la carte ($10), which guests can enjoy while taking in the restaurant's gorgeous East River views. We'll be taking both, thanks."

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JULY 5, 2011

BizBash

10 New York Private Rooms for Events and Meetings

Late September saw the opening of Riverpark, an East River-adjacent restaurant from chef Tom Colicchio and his 'wichcraft partner Sisha Ortúzar. Inside the Alexandria Center for Life Science, the eatery was designed by Bentel & Bentel and is suitably subtle and contemporary in its aesthetic, marked by natural materials such as burnished bronze, weathered oak, and brushed limestone. Within the 174-seat, open-plan space is a 150-seat private room, which can be divided in half for smaller gatherings.

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JUNE 28, 2011

Manhattan Magazine

Some Like It Hot—The Hottest Chefs in New York

"Sisha Ortúzar is a chef who's always understood the importance of positioning. First, the ambitious Chilean parked himself within reach of Tom Colicchio, earning his respect while cooking at Gramercy Tavern and Craft. Next, he partnered with Colicchio on 'wichcraft, the sandwich-making success with well-situated kiosks all over town. Now, he's co-opened Riverpark in the Alexandria building on the extreme east side. The views of the East River, the modern American food (Arctic char with caramelized-onion puree, Flatiron steak with crispy brisket and heirloom beans) and a terrace perfect for a beer and Ortúzar's elevated snacks, like house-made herbed potato chips and cheesy fried empanadas, have made the top-notch spot a qualified hit."


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JUNE 16, 2011

Find. Eat. Drink.

Chef Sisha Ortúzar

Q. Your menus at Riverpark seem to be driven by a variety of influences - what ones have inspired you and are there food purveyors that help drive your creativity?
A. I'm inspired by the food that I like to eat, food that is more focused on flavor than presentation or innovation. Ultimately, I think that I'm inspired by where I come from and what's around me." 


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JUNE 8, 2011

Daily News

On top of New York: The city's best rooftop bars, restaurants, lounges and after-work hangouts
"Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio's waterside venture overlooking the East River offers outstanding cuisine with a view to match. The outdoors patio offers formal fine dining and the brand-new, 72-seat terrace a more casual atmosphere for lounging. Either way, come for the view and stay for the food." See article

MAY 23, 2011

The Street

Eat in Edens Amid New York's Concrete Jungle
"Riverpark, the newest restaurant from Bravo's notorious Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio (and owner of the Craft restaurants, Craft, 'wichcraft and Craftsteak in addition to Colicchio & Sons), has debuted its 44-seat patio with breathtaking views of the East River at its East 29th Street location. Later in the summer the restaurant plans to open an adjacent terrace with reclining chairs and music. Guests at both will be able to savor Executive Chef Sisha Ortuzar's flavorful modern American cuisine while sipping refreshing, inventive cocktails such as The Last Word." See article

MAY 23, 2011

New York Magazine

Alfresco, All the Time
"If it seems like a surfeit of good fortune to find outdoor seating with river views and a menu by Tom Colicchio right-hand man Sisha Ortúzar, believe it anyway. When Riverpark's 72-seat terrace (not to be confused with the patio, which opened earlier this year) opens later this month, it'll include biergarten-like benches surrounded by elm trees and shrubbery, with a shareable-snack menu of a mixed-grill platter, fried chicken, and oyster tacos ($10 to $18)." See article

MARCH 18, 2011

El Mercurio

Un Chileno en el Top de la Cocina Neoyorquina
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JANUARY 19, 2011

New York Post

Buried Pleasure
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JANUARY 10, 2011

BizBash

10 New and Notable New York Restaurants for Events and Business Entertaining
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JANUARY 1, 2011

Restaurant Hospitality

Faces to Watch in 2011
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DECEMBER 30, 2010

Food Arts Magazine

Birth Announcements
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DECEMBER 15, 2010

Bloomberg

Best Restaurants of 2010
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DECEMBER 13, 2010

The New York Times Diner's Journal

The Temporary Vegetarian
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DECEMBER 8, 2010

Forbes

The Forbes 2010 All-Star Eateries in New York
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DECEMBER 7, 2010

The New York Times

Intrigue by the East River
"Mr. Ortúzar can cook a little bit, by which I mean really quite well. He has a strong crew working on the floor. The wine list is interesting, and there are some extremely good spirits on the bar. The prices aren't too high. The views out the windows, of the East River and Long Island City beyond it, are beautiful. Riverpark should be a raging success." See article

DECEMBER 1, 2010

Eater

New York’s 10 Trendiest New Menu Items
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NOVEMBER 16, 2010

BizBash

10 New Holiday Party Venues in New York
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NOVEMBER 14, 2010

New York Post

Get a ’shroom!
From Italian white truffles to Asian enoki, fungus is all among us See article

NOVEMBER 9, 2010

Serious Eats

Riverpark: Tom Colicchio Presents Sisha Ortuzar
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OCTOBER 29, 2010

The Wall Street Journal

'Top Chef' Judge Enters Kips Bay
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OCTOBER 19, 2010

The New York Times

New Lab Complexes Make the City Ready for a Biotech Future
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OCTOBER 18, 2010

BizBash

Apella & Riverpark: Exclusive First Look at a Mod Meeting Space (Plus Tom Colicchio's Latest)
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OCTOBER 14, 2010

Grub Street

Rock Star; Mario Batali: Movie Star – Grub Street New York
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OCTOBER 14, 2010

NBC Feast

Riverpark Chef Sisha Ortuzar Doesn't Catch Colicchio Holding His Tongue
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OCTOBER 14, 2010

NBC Feast

Tom Colicchio Rocks Out
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OCTOBER 12, 2010

NBC Feast

Tom Colicchio Is Just the Restaurateur at Riverpark
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OCTOBER 11, 2010

The Wall Street Journal

More Restaurants Serve Up Warmth
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OCTOBER 11, 2010

Eater NY

Sisha Ortuzar and Jeffrey Zurofsky on Riverpark and 'wichcraft
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

New York Magazine

First Look at Riverpark, Breaking New Ground in City Planning and Water-View Dining
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SEPTEMBER 10, 2010

The New York Times

What's Opening This Season
"Sisha Ortúzar, Tom Colicchio's partner in ’Wichcraft, is the executive chef and a partner in this spacious restaurant that will have outdoor seating and East River views. The American market-driven menu tends to catch the sea breeze, with clam bruschetta and an alliterative roasted red snapper with saffron-scented seafood stew." See article

SEPTEMBER 1, 2010

New York Post

Seasons Eatings! From New Old-School Spots to Hot Hotel Dining, Here's Your Guide to a Tasty Fall
"Tom Colicchio and chef-partner Sisha Ortúzar are planning this spacious eatery in the new Alexandria Center for Science and Technology, offering waterfront views, fresh riffs on comfort food and a value-driven wine list." See article

SEPTEMBER 1, 2010

The Wall Street Journal

Fall's Hottest New Tables
"The partners of the ’wichcraft group will launch their first formal restaurant with a view of the East River, a private dining room and an outdoor patio. The 174-seat restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and will feature a modern American seasonal menu. Mr. Colicchio is well known as a judge on 'Top Chef.' " See article

AUGUST 23, 2010

Metromix


"'Top Chef' honcho Tom Colicchio and his ’wichcraft partner Sisha Ortúzar are up to it again, teaming up for more thoughtful, seasonal food. Only this time, diners can enjoy hyper-seasonal produce while taking in gorgeous river views from both the dining room and outdoor patio. Ortúzar and his staff will man the kitchen, turning out breakfast, lunch and dinner like an Elimination Challenge." See article

AUGUST 23, 2010

Time Out New York

Food Trends to Watch this Fall

"Tom Colicchio lends his face to this contemporary American restaurant with East River views."
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AUGUST 23, 2010

New York Magazine

Where the Underground Gourmet Will Be Eating
"Tom Colicchio ventures where few serious restaurateurs have gone before: the banks of the East River. ’Wichcraft's Sisha Ortúzar headlines with dishes like mackerel escabéche and a 'hoctopus dog.'" See Article



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