Table Green Cafe, a Cleaver Co. outpost of The Green Table in Chelsea Market, kicked off their 2nd Summer season of their 2 food kiosks last night in Battery Park. I was invited to sample some of their food and desserts, along with their wine and beer, that they will be serving this summer.
Of the organic and sustainable delights I tried the grilled cheese with ham and pickles, which will be offered at their more lunch / dinner kiosk as well as the ginger snap cookies that will be offered at their more dessert / breakfast kiosk. The main location has a dozen or so tables and chairs to face the river and watch the sun go down. Although slightly chilly, last night was a gorgeous night to do this. Come mid-Summer, the breeze will be perfect.
I know Battery Park is far for most NYers but I can attest, after living there for 3 years, the neighborhood won’t disappoint. Especially in the next couple of months. The River to River Festival, a festival in Lower Manhattan to celebrate artists of all kinds, is from June 15th through July 14th, with many events including dance and music concerts taking place around Battery Park. I imagine food and drinks will eventually be on the brain and the Green Table Cafe is the perfect place to get them.
If you don’t make it to the River to River Festival, Battery Park as I mentioned is a good place to hang. Among the sightseeing other than the Statue of Liberty, the city has installed an East Coast Memorial to honor the 4,601 missing American servicemen who lost their lives in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. It is also building a carousel called SeaGlass with an acquatic theme. Battery Park has become a destination that NYers should take advantage of rather than letting the touists have all of the fun.