First Look: Inside JetBlue’s Food Court


Piquillo does the time-warp and tapas. Image courtesy OTG ManagementJetBlue unveils its culinary mecca at JFK’s Terminal 5 on October 1, and we’ve scored restaurant renderings designed by meatpacking-friendly firm ICRAVE (STK, Tenjune, One Little West 12) from airport food and beverage operator OTG Management. The designs are classy and varied: Alexandra Raij should be cozy in her warped tapas bar; Michael Schulson’s Asian spot Deep Blue is meant to make you feel cocooned in water; and Mark Ladner’s Aeronuova trattoria screens old Italian flicks. The Loft, which has no celebrity-chef affiliation, recalls a Soho apartment you can’t afford. La Vie, the French café, isn’t the most daring design-wise, but a menu from Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson could make up for it. Since you can’t eat until you clear security, we’re booking our tickets now. More images, below.

Aeronuova will distract you from delays with foreign-language films. Image courtesy OTG Management
At Loft, it’s Soho in Queens.Image courtesy OTG Management
Bobbing in imaginary water at Deep Blue.Image courtesy OTG Management
Un croissant de La Vie peut-être?Image courtesy OTG Management

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