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Entries in April Bloomfield (2)

Thursday
Oct012009

Backstage At The Breslin

DBTH recently got a backstage tour of the Breslin, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's new gastropub project at the Ace Hotel. The place has been progressing quickly since the last tours went through the space, and they are committed to being ready for the upcoming FergusStock celebration on October 17.  A few heady nuggets of intel: The wine list will feature 100 wines for under $100; SixPoint will be brewing a special Breslin Ale, and there will be multiple spaces used for aging meat! The kitchen for the hotel and event space is about to be up and running, and they expect to offer a full room service menu and lobby snacks (charcuterie, meat pies, cheeeeeese) by next week. We also got a sneak peak of the massive event space in the basement, which is progressing nicely. While not the Boom Boom or the Jane, the space can hold 200 people for an event, and has the capability of hosting anything from a fashion show to a concert. All in all, color us impressed and excited for opening night.

Wednesday
Aug262009

Here Comes the Breslin

New York gets the goods on the Breslin, the upcoming restaurant and bar from Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield, at the Ace Hotel. Beyond the always amazing food that April and chef de cuisine Peter Cho will provide, the Breslin will deliver a most excellent bar program. Some of the highlights:

  • Two bars — one downstairs, and a smaller, semi private mezzanine bar that seems comparable to the 3rd Floor of the Pig.
  • 100 wines for under $100 a bottle. Apologies to South Africa, Chile, Australia, and Argentina: They are all from the Northern Hemisphere.
  • A custom cask ale from the Northwest.
  • Playful twists on classic cocktails.

The theme is hard core gastro pub that is delicious on the tastebuds and easy on the wallet. And with gorgeous interiors from Roman and Williams (who also did the Ace), expect it to be easy on the eyes as well.