The first month of summer kicks off with an outpost of Rüya in London, India’s grand cuisine in Hyderabad, a Korean fine-dining spot from the team behind Atoboy in New York City, and many other exciting culinary adventures.
Photos: Diane Kang (L); Evan Sung (R)
New York City: Atomix
At the end of May, New York welcomed Atomix, a Korean fine-dining restaurant from Junghyun and Ellia Park (Atoboy). The bi-level space serves cocktails and elevated bar snacks (think: ganjang-caramel nuts and fried baby squid) on the first floor, and a multi-course tasting menu at an intimate wrap-around chef’s counter downstairs. The tasting menu will feature dishes like langoustine with nasturtium and anise hyssop and Wagyu with Korean pear and wasabi. 104 E. 30th St.
Courtesy ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
Hyderabad, India: Dum Pukht Begum's
Starting June 1, guests dining the new luxury hotel ITC Kohenur can experience elegant, old-world splendor: The dining room features sweeping arches and gold and crystal accents that evoke the palaces of Hyderabad nobility. The menu will follow suit with dishes inspired by the region’s royal cuisine, like lamb patties with yogurt, whole wheat sour dough baked in a tandoor, and fillet of murrel with tamarind and curry leaves.
Denver: Shopping With a Chef
Weekend guests at the Kimpton Hotel Born will have the unique opportunity to visit Denver’s Union Station Farmers' Market with the hotel’s executive chef Christian Graves. Together they will hit the market for hyper-fresh produce, then join chef Graves in Citizen Rail’s kitchen for a cooking demonstration. A three-course meal will follow, featuring dishes like hickory-smoked pole beans with kimchi dust and coal-roasted beets with fried quinoa and baby basil. The package begins on June 2, and will also run the weekends of July 7, August 4, and September 8. 1899 16th St.; 303-323-0017.
Los Angeles: No Kid Hungry: Taste of the Nation
On June 3, 60 of L.A.’s best chef’s, bartenders, and breweries will convene for an evening of delicious bites and drinks–and all for a great cause. Attendees will have unlimited access to the culinary bonanza, chaired by chef Dakota Weiss (Sweetfin Poké), Nick Shipp (Upper West), and Bruce Kalman (Union/Knead Co.) Proceeds for the event will benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. 9091 Culver Blvd.
Courtesy The Stafford London
London: Guest Chef Dinner at The Game Bird
On June 7, the Game Bird, the Stafford London’s modern British restaurant, will welcome Lisa Allen of Lancashire’s Michelin-starred Northcote for a special dinner. Allen’s four-course menu will celebrate seasonal British ingredients, featuring dishes like wild seabass with garden leeks and charred lettuce and veal “Rossini” with mushrooms and aged Madeira wine. 16-18 St James' Pl.; 44-20/7518-1234.
Courtesy Rüya London
On June 8, the celebrated Anatolian restaurant Rüya will open its first location in London. The space is outfitted with custom Turkish tiles, an open kitchen, and a private dining room. The menu, meanwhile, is inspired by restaurateur Umut Özkanca’s Istanbul heritage, featuring dishes like slow-cooked short ribs with Turkish chili glaze, grilled octopus with black-eyed peas and apple vinaigrette, and cheese pide with a slow-cooked egg. Grosvenor House, Park Ln.
In partnership with Lettuce Entertain You, chef CJ Jacobson, will open a modern Mediterranean restaurant in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. An extension of his successful mezze-focused eatery, Ēma, Aba will focus on steak and seafood, as well as fresh produce. (Think: hummus with sea bass ragu, skirt steak with harissa jus and parsley butter, and Thai snapper with fried artichoke and preserved lemon.) Aba is slated to open during the first week of June. 302 N. Green St.