Weve been waiting for Village Tart for two fall-preview issues, but consulting chef Pichet Ong tells Fork in the Road that it will open in mid-January. Look online for the restaurant's menu, which promises sweet tarts like raspberry-ginger or salted caramel with a selection of fruit or sundae-style toppings, and savory ones including pear with brie and bacon-leek.
Lesly Bernard's artisanal-bacon bar at Permanent Brunch banked on the pork trend, and he'll attempt to woo cult coffee consumers here with drip offerings from five buzzy roasters: Intelligentsia, Blue Bottle, Terroir, Dallis, and Ritual Roasters, all available for gourmet coffee pairings. Will diners want to drink coffee during a meal instead of after? Well find out soon the menus (below) and Fork in the Road's photo of a near-finished space mean Village Tart may actually open, for real.
Village Tart, 86 Kenmare St., at Mulberry St.; 212-226-4980