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The benefits of live yoghurt
23.03.2017

Step away from the “dessert yoghurt", writes Will Studd. The real unadulterated thing is much more rewarding.

All-Star Yum Cha
22.03.2017

What happens the morning after the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards? We treat the chefs to a world-beating yum cha session, as Dani Valent discovers.

Honey Fingers, Melbourne's inner-city beekeepers
22.03.2017

Single-source honey putting community and sustainability next to sweetness.

Vermouth is having a moment
21.03.2017

More and more adventurous local winemakers are embracing Vermouth's botanicals, writes Max Allen.

Exploring Indonesia's Komodo National Park
21.03.2017

Indonesia's Komodo National Park is home to staggering scenery and biodiversity. Michael Harden sets sail in a handcrafted yacht to explore its remote islands in pared-back luxury.

The new cruises on the horizon in 2017
21.03.2017

Cue the Champagne.

Seven recipes that shaped 1980s fine dining
21.03.2017

Australia saw some bold moves in the ’80s, and we’re not just talking hairstyles. Greater cultural references started peppering the menus of our restaurants, and home-grown ingredients won a new appreciation. The dining scene was coming of age and a new band of pioneers led the charge.

Where Melbourne's finest will take the World's Best Chefs
20.03.2017

Leading chefs descend on Melbourne in April for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. We asked local hospitality folk who they’d abduct for the day and where they’d take them to show off their city. There may be coffee, there may be culture, but in the end it’s cocktails.

Pier A Harbor House, New York

Take Manhattan from the comfort of the Pier A Harbor House redux.

Lower Manhattan has lurked in the shadows of more seductive 'hoods such as the East and West Villages, but the southern tip of the island is finally getting its moment in the sun with a new dining and drinking destination due to open this northern summer. Pier A Harbor House, an 1886 heritage landmark at the point where historic Battery Park meets the Hudson River, has been transformed by Peter Poulakakos, Danny McDonald and Michael Jewell, the pioneering trio behind cult New York bars The Dead Rabbit and Stone Street.

Jutting into New York Harbor like a ship in full sail, the grand Victorian building - with chiming clock tower - has superb views of the Hudson, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Flooded with natural light and surrounded on three sides by water, the three-level venue will feature a raft of dining options, including a rollicking craft beer hall and oyster bar on the ground floor, fine dining with views to an open kitchen on the second floor and Gilded Era-inspired teak and mahogany-panelled cocktail rooms at either end of the building, ideal for having a Manhattan while gazing at the gleaming towers of the Financial District or watching the sunset from the harbour-facing balcony.

The food, as McDonald told GT, will be inspired by "the cornucopia of produce from the hinterland of the Hudson Valley and the harbour", with a focus on great seafood, from caviar to clams to oysters paired with Sancerre, a nod to the area's French connections (bonjour, Lady Liberty). While the old dame has undergone a head-to-toe makeover, the vibe is decidedly nostalgic, with references to the building's industrial past in exposed studded and beamed ceilings, ship-style lanterns and retro-fitted gauges from the 1880s dangling from beams in the Long Hall.

Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York, +1 212 3440500.


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