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Tavern on the Green to Reopen with a Local and More Affordable Menu

Posted By Molly Cotter On August 20, 2012 @ 11:20 am In Green Space,Manhattan,Restaurants | No Comments

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The New York City Parks Department has announced that Philadelphia-based firm Emerald Green Group  [4]will spearhead the renovation of iconic Central Park eatery Tavern on the Green [5]. After being closed to the public for two years, the bucolic park-side restaurant known for decades as a celebrity and events hotspot for power lunches, weddings [6], and over-the-top parties is poised to reopen as a smaller, more rustic cafe with a delicious sustainable menu that will include local delicacies like squid from Montauk [7] and Brooklyn’s own Mast Brothers [8] chocolate.

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Emerald Green Group fought long and hard to take over the Tavern design [10], beating out dozens of other firms with their downsizing plan. The new design may look smaller, but will still fit 300 people inside, another 300 outside, and will even feature a take-out window! Chef Katy Sparks [11], who has been with the Tavern since the 1980s has been keeping busy the past two years consulting city restaurants [12] on sustainable menus and practices, perfectly preparing for the reopening of her old stomping grounds. Her new menu will include all kinds of delicious locally-sourced foods at more reasonable prices, so the Tavern will be a place almost anyone [13]can enjoy. New designs are still in the works, but we can’t wait to see what becomes of our favorite Central Park [14]food spot.

via New York Times [4]


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[4] Emerald Green Group : http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/city-picks-philadelphia-firm-to-reopen-tavern-on-the-green/

[5]  Tavern on the Green: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tavern_on_the_Green

[6] weddings: http://www.weddingreports.com/servicedetails.cfm/vendorID/330

[7] Montauk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk,_New_York

[8] Mast Brothers: http://mastbrothers.com/http://mastbrothers.com/

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[10] Tavern design: http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/tavern-on-the-green.html

[11] Katy Sparks: http://katysparks.com/

[12] city restaurants: http://katysparks.com/clients/

[13] anyone : http://gothamist.com/2012/08/16/katy_sparks_to_be_chef_at_new_taver.php

[14] Central Park : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park

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