Friday, February 28, 2014
// 82MERCER, SOHO // VOLTASHOW.COM
VOLTA NYNEW YORK (Visitors to VOLTA NY need not venture outside into the unpredictable polar vortex/early springtime weather rondo, as the Mercer Street loft's two floors host an array of enviable dining and beverage options that rival neighboring SoHo.).
Courtesy: Sara JenkinsLocal all-stars Sara Jenkins and Tamara Reynolds team up as Er Baretto, serving rustic New Italian fare at the ground floor lounge. Jenkins defined her technique at New York's finest Mediterranean restaurants, including I Coppi, Il Buco, and 50 Carmine, and now heads East Village restaurants Porchetta (famous for its roast pork namesake) and Porsena (a pasta-focused Tuscan and Roman trattoria). She is firmly in the forefront of New York's fine Italian dining scene. Reynolds is the chef/owner of Van Alst Kitchen - A Traveling Feast in Astoria and regular on The Cooking Channel's Unique Eats. Their Tuscan-focused menu will change daily, with selections including pannino cubano (porchetta sandwich with prosciutto cotto, fontal cheese, purple mustard, and cornichons), insalata di radicchio (radicchio salad with fennel and blood orange), lasagna al forno (lasagna with pork ragu, béchamel, San Marzano tomatoes, parmiggiano), and pomegranate roasted leg of lamb (served with crispy potatoes and taziki), along with beer and wine.
Courtesy: Everyman Espresso
The fair's second floor fortifies with a coffee and pastries bar. Sam Penix and the Everyman Espresso team feature two varietals from Counter Culture Coffee, the sustainable roasters and distributors, in a hand-crafted filter coffee service with Chemex brewers. Brewing at VOLTA NY are Buziraguhindwa natural sundried (a naturally processed coffee from Buziraguhindwa washing station in Burundi, featuring strong aromatics and flavors of strawberry cream, dates, and spice) andRemera (a traditionally washed Rwandan coffee, featuring crisp citrus and fruit notes, with a juicy body and a clean, sweet aftertaste). Plus, a plethora of traditional Sephardic
sweets will be served by Ron Arazi (chef and baker) and Leetal Arazi (pastry chef, food stylist and photographer) of NYSHUK. The husband-and-wife team introduced their love of multilayered Jewish Middle Eastern cuisine to Brooklyn's Smorgasburg in 2012, and beyond hosting contemporary Sephardic culinary workshops at The Brooklyn Kitchen and Haven's Kitchen, the duo produces a product line of pantry staples for home cooks - Harissa (sun-dried chili pepper spread), L'ekama (Middle Eastern spice blend in chili and garlic oil), and Tanzeya (slow-cooked dried fruit and spices medley). TheirVOLTA menu includes hamatashen (poppyseed and raisin filled-pocket pastries enjoyed during the Jewish holiday of Purim), oat and tanzeya squares (utilizing the couple's homemade dried fruit and spice tanzeya preserves), and semolina cake (in rose-scented syrup with pistachios).
Semolina cake, photo by Leetal Arazi/NYSHUK
Courtesy: Nicholas Winter PhotographyDuring VOLTA NY's public vernissage Averna evening, will serve two special cocktails showcasing the iconic Italian spirit brand's nuanced, bittersweet profile, poured by expert mixologist Tad Carducci, one half of New York's The Tippling Bros: the Vertigo (classic Averna, lime juice, and ginger ale), and the Shakerato (Averna Cream - a blend of cream and classic Averna and the world's first cream amaro - with Everyman Espresso cold-press coffee, a unique collaboration with our 2014 coffee vendor). VOLTA NY embraces the city's foodie culture and supports local culinary talent, and we are delighted (and famished) to share the bounty with fair visitors.###
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION 2014:DATES:Thursday, March 6 -Sunday March 9, 2014
PRESS PREVIEW:PUBLIC VERNISSAGE:sponsored by AVERNAPUBLIC HOURS:- ,LOCATION:82MERCER / SoHo, New Yorkbetween Spring & Broome StreetsSHUTTLES:A complimentary shuttle bus will runbetween VOLTA NY and The Armory Showfrom through daily.PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
The Armory Show 2014 On-Site Dining Options
The Armory Show is delighted to partner with the following New York restaurants
Bringing their culinary expertise to the piers, the Chelsea-based Hôtel Americano will act as hosts to Armory Show VIPs for the sixteenth edition of the fair. The restaurant will serve a French and Latin-inspired menu designed by Executive Chef Joseph Buenconsejo, featuring dishes such as Atun Crudo, Mushroom Taco, Chicken Paillard and Salmon a la Plancha, along with a selection of cheeses, charcuterie and desserts. Freshly-squeezed juices, smoothies and snacks will also be available. Sustainability, health, and the exclusive use of high quality ingredients are at the heart of Hôtel Americano’s unique approach to dining.
Hôtel Americano can be found in the VIP Lounge, Pier 4.
Boqueria is named for Barcelona's renowned food market, El Mercado de la Boqueria, and features a seasonal ingredient-driven menu that offers a selection of tapas and raciones. Under the direction of executive chef Marc Vidal, the constantly rotating menu offers a wide variety of traditional tapas dishes as well as a selection of market fresh specials that revolve around the local and seasonal produce available. Designed to evoke the casual tapas bars in Barcelona and throughout Spain, Boqueria allows diners to be transported to Spain without leaving New York City.
Boqueria can be found in the Outdoor Tent Café, Pier 94.
Mile End Deli
Mile End is a Montreal inspired Jewish Deli in New York City that specializes in traditional Jewish comfort food made from scratch. Founded on the time tested methods of curing, smoking, pickling and baking the Mile End menus include beloved sandwiches like smoked meat on house-baked rye bread. The New York Times dubbed it “a loving tribute to the deli tradition” and Zagat and New York Magazine voted it best deli in New York.
Mile End Deli can be found in the Armory Presents Lounge, Pier 94.
Breads Bakery produces artisanal, handmade breads and pastriesand has
become a staple in Union Square. Their chocolate babka was selected as "Best of New York"
by New York Magazine and has been seen on the Today Show, Good Day New York and GMA.
Breads Bakery is committed to providing its customers with the ultimate quality, freshness and taste
when it comes to its pastries, breads, sandwiches, soups, salads and coffee.
Breads Bakery can be found in multiple locations on Pier 92 and in the Coffee Bar on Pier 94.
The Armory Show 2014 Fair Dates
-Piers 92 & 94
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York CityThe Armory Show 2014 Opening Hours
– VIP Preview for invited guests
Thursday, February 27, 2014
|TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE ARMORY PARTY AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART|
The Museum of Modern Art will host The Armory Party, a benefit event with live music and DJs celebrating the opening of The Armory Show and Armory Arts Week on . The evening reception, along with the daytime Early Access Preview at Piers 92 and 94, benefits exhibition programming for The Museum of Modern Art.
The acclaimed band Blood Orange will perform live at The Armory Party in MoMA’s Agnes Gund Garden Lobby. The brainchild of British singer/songwriter Dev Hynes, Blood Orange has released two critically lauded albums, Coastal Grooves (2011) and Cupid Deluxe (2013). Joining Blood Orange is DJ Jamie xx, also a member of The xx, who has achieved critical fame remixing and writing songs for Gil Scott-Heron, Drake and Rihanna, Radiohead, and Alicia Keys.
The 2014 Armory Party runs from 9:00 pm to midnight, and features a VIP Hour from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. The VIP Hour includes access to MoMA’s Robert Heinecken: Object Matter exhibition in addition to The Armory Party at .
Tickets can be purchased here: