EDEN Local Brings Delicious Locally-Sourced Food To NYC

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EDEN Local, the newest restaurant from internationally acclaimed restaurateur Chef David Laris, which recently opened at Cachet Boutique NYC Hotel in October is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highlighting locally-sourced, organic products, Chef Laris has created a concept that is inspired by his way of life, extensive travels and passion for ingredient driven recipes. The restaurant aims to produce a globally-inspired culinary adventure, where guilt-free dining and indulgence can co-exist.

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“I grew up on a farm where we have free range chickens, freshly grown vegetables and spices that fed the family, and it is a way of living that still follows me. Our chefs at EDEN Local, go to the local market in Manhattan, and use the fresh local produce to execute the menu I am so proud of. I am thrilled to be bringing this concept to New York as a modern eatery in the heart of the city” said Laris.

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Alongside Laris, who is the Chief Creative Officer at Cachet Hospitality Group, Executive Chef Frances Tariga leads the kitchen at EDEN Local with a strong vision to source all ingredients from local artisan producers. Products are made fresh in-house including sourdough bread using ancient grains, almond and cashew milk, coconut cream, and fermented vegetables.

Highlights from the dinner menu include Grilled 100% Grassfed Ribeye, fairytale eggplant, melty shallots, wild chantrelles, sprouts; Roasted Cauliflower “Steak”, sultana raisin gremolata, spiced pinenuts, crème fraiche;Ancient Grains Salad, green goddess, hemp, roasted corn, sunflower, espelette; Kabocha Gnocchi, zucchini, parmesan, charred corn, spinach; and Kombu Cured Wild Snapper, charred avocado, summer radishes, leche de tigre, serrano, blue popcorn.

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Chef Tariga has an extensive background in the culinary industry and has worked around the world in the Manila Philippines, Dubai and now NYC. She most recently worked at Megu NYC, Catch NYC and Buddakan NYC. She frequents on the Food Network and has competed on Top Chef Season 13, Cutthroat Kitchen All-Stars, Cutthroat Kitchen and Chopped.

EDEN Local’s inviting space has strong earthy tones that accentuate the comfort of being surrounded with nature. The interior is modern with a rustic element, and the restaurant features eclectic music set to dramatic ambiance lighting, perfect for a chic dinner or lively group soirée.

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The bar area has gliding folded window panes that allow natural light into the restaurant. EDEN Local also offers a selection of local craft beers, ciders, homemade spirit infusions, organic wines, nature-inspired cocktails, kombuchas, and cold pressed juices. These items are also available to guests for purchase over the counter.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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