Field Trip - Riverpark: Farm to Table in New York City

Lots of chefs buy fresh produce from farmers but at Riverpark Restaurant, in New York City, Chef Sisha Ortuzar employs one to tend to 165 kinds of vegetables and herbs just outside this Tom Colicchio restaurant.

Photos taken with my iphone by Sarah Phillips © 2012 Sarah Phillips,
Note the famed Empire State Building in the background.

Growing amid the skyscrapers and noisy streets of New York City, the lush Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center™, a large office complex, is New York City’s 15,000-square-foot “most urban farm.”

Located at the end of East 29th Street in Kip’s Bay, overlooking the East River, plants are grown on recycled milk crates.

The food is innovative and delicious - and, of course, the produce is very fresh! It's truly "farm to table" because the produce is picked and eaten on the same day. 

Watermelon with merken and lime

Pulled Pork Chilaquiles, Nixtamal tortillas, guajillo, fried egg, and pickled onions

Smoked trout cake, grilled peaches, watercress, cipollini onions, balsamic vinaigrette

And, last but not least, Beignets with Fresh Berry Sauce!

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