In addition to their amazing selection of seafood-centric dishes, Battery Park City’s North End Grill has elevated its culinary standard through a newly formed partnership with the Battery Urban Farm within which the organically grown produce of the Battery Urban Farm will now be used by chefs at the North End Grill.
Back in March 2011, New York City’s rock star restaurateur, Danny Meyer announced his plans to open North End Grill. The food of this modern American Bar Grill has matched the favorable media coverage generated by local excitement for a new and modern Lower Manhattan restaurant. However, more than good food, general manager Kevin Richer, executive chef Floyd Cardoz, and the rest of the team have committed their enterprise to good causes.
Good Cooking with Good Causes
This month, Battery Park City’s North End Grill announced, with the Battery Urban Farm, a new garden to plate partnership. The one acre, organic, educational farm will now be supplying the cooks at the North End Grill with freshly picked herbs and vegetables every week.
This arrangement sets a sustainable template for other community gardens and local restaurants looking for partnerships in which the immediate value of organic and locally grown produce maybe realized.
Such arrangements cut transportation costs for restaurants as well as carbon dioxide emissions from trucks transporting produce, and diminish the use of pesticides and preservatives do to a decreased need for longer shelf-life of fresh produce.
In addition to their seven day campaign for the Free Bird Organization which seeks to fight childhood cancer through art and music therapy, the staff at Battery Park City’s North End Grill proves that one can do good business while serving good causes.
Fresh produce, a stacked menu, and a world-class staff with great hearts? … “Yes, I’d like to make a reservation for two please.”