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Chef Austin White and Eli Zabar Team Up for Tomato Dinner
May 3, 2024, 12:29.53 am ET


Photo: Eli Zabar and Chef Austin Johnson

Chef Austin Johnson of the Michelin-starred One White Street in Tribeca, will be popping up on the Upper East Side for one night only to join iconic New York grocer and friend, Eli Zabar at Eli’s Table, the seasonally driven restaurant and wine bar.

On Wednesday, 5/15, the two will offer a 4-course tomato dinner highlighting the best seasonal produce from Eli’s New York City greenhouse and Austin’s upstate farm, Rigor Hill Farm, where he sources all of the produce for his restaurants.

The pre-fixe style menu is priced at $160 and will include seasonal dishes, with an optional wine pairing for $85, curated in collaboration between Eli’s Table and One White Street’s in-house sommeliers, Thibault Dubreuil (previously of Frenchie in Paris) and Suzanne DeStio (previously of Eleven Madison Park). The menu includes:

• Seasonal Crudites from Rigor Hill Farm, served with Creme Fraiche

• Roasted Tomatoes gazpacho style served on a tomato focaccia

• Stinging Nettle Stuffed Tortellini with lemon butter, vin jaune, and morels

• Roasted Lamb with fava beans, asparagus, and black garlic

• Olive Oil Ice Cream with tomato sorbet and ricotta cheesecake.

Reservations are available via Resy.