Meet 50+ Chefs at Harvest in the Square

The Annual Food & Wine Festival Hosts Top Chefs from Union Square Eateries

The Union Square Cafe team including Pastry Chef Daniel Alvarez and Head Baker Justin Rosengarten at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square.

Union Square is a hot place to spot your favorite chef. Weekly, you’ll spy a white chef’s jacket at the Union Square Greenmarket, only to confirm on Instagram later it was Chef Meir Adoni from Nur or Dominique Ansel among many others.

Get to know these masters of the culinary art at Harvest in the Square on September 14th: More than 50 local chefs will serve their signature dishes to fundraise for the Union Square Partnership’s work in the neighborhood.

Gadi Peleg of Breads Bakery and Nur is the 2017 Harvest in the Square Restaurant Chair.

Each year USP honors one neighborhood partner with the title of Restaurant Chair, and we’re thrilled to partner with Gadi Peleg for the 22nd Annual Event. Peleg opened Breads Bakery in 2013, where it has been a Union Square staple ever since. Earlier this summer we welcomed Nur, his collaboration with Israel’s Chef Meir Adoni, featuring middle eastern cuisine like you’ve never tasted before.

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“Nur was opened in Union Square for many of the same reasons I selected the area when opening Breads Bakery,” said Peleg. “The neighborhood is the epicenter of the New York culinary scene, and the Greenmarket serves as the district’s heart and soul. We are thrilled to add Nur to the culinary landscape of this unique neighborhood and strive to be part of this exciting scene for years to come.” Meet both Peleg and Adoni at Harvest in the Square on September 14th.

Chef Dimitri from Cava Grill (Photo: @chefdcava on Instagram)

Joining us at Harvest for his second year is Chef Dimitri Moshovitis, the executive chef and founder of CAVA Continue reading

Harvest in the Square Restaurant Chair – Meet Florian’s Chef Brando de Oliveira

Meet Chef de Oliveira at Harvest in the Square on Sep. 22

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Florian’s Chef Brando de Oliveira shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket

Florian has been serving up classic Italian dishes interpreted by Bologna-born Chef Brando de Oliveira since its opening in the Square in 2014. Besides delicious and unique dishes, the Fireman Hospitality Group has created a welcoming atmosphere for business meetings, birthdays, happy hours and more, becoming Union Square’s new Italian go-to along the way.

Now you’ve had Chef de Oliveira’s lasagna ossobuco (and if you haven’t…what are you waiting for?). Meet the man behind the meals that keep you coming back for more:

We hear you’re a big fan of Union Square. Why?
Being located in Union Square gives me great access to a wide range of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. I love starting my day strolling through the Union Square Greenmarket to find inspiration for daily specials. I go to the Greenmarket and find beautiful produce on a weekly basis, and talk to the farmer’s I’ve begun building relationships with.

Picking up vine-ripened reminds me of summer back home in Bologna. I grew up watching my grandmother cook and we lived next to a tomato farm, so everything was not only from scratch, but super fresh. That’s why I love tomatoes and food! As a kid, the experience of eating spaghetti pomodoro made from the tomatoes you picked in your neighbor’s farm makes an impression on you. Continue reading

21st Harvest in the Square Offers Taste of Local Fare

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On Thursday, September 22nd, join the Union Square Partnership and the finest neighborhood restaurants at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square. For the month of August, get 10% off General Admission tickets.

Taking advantage of the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket, the Union Square Partnership offers participating restaurants a stipend Continue reading