The Best Dining Experiences to Watch for in 2019

From intimate dinners to massive Danish warehouses, food in 2019 is all about the experience — and here are the must-see dining spots set to open this year, according to the Robb Report. 

California Comfort Food to Franco-Fusion, 2019’s Chefs Are Getting Creative

Michelin-starred chef David Kinch is opening Mentone in Santa Cruz, a French restaurant with an Italian twist, much like its namesake, Menton, which straddles the border of France and Italy, according to the publication. This isn’t the only Franco-fusion in 2019, however, as Justin Devillier — winner of the James Beard Award — and his wife, Mia, open Justine in New Orleans and Anne-Sophie Pic opens La Dame de Pic in the newly-restored Raffles Hotel in Singapore, the Robb Report writes. 

Hudson Yards is set to open in New York City, which will include David Chang’s Momofuku, Thomas Keller’s TAK Room and a food hall by José Andrés and Ferran and Albert Adrià, according to the publication. In Los Angeles, Jeremy Fox is creating a new comfort-cuisine restaurant, Birdie G’s, while in Miami, Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford is opening Afishonado, which will be centered around seafood, the Robb Report writes. 

Award-winning chefs Virgilio Martínez and Pía León are exploring Peru’s indigenous cuisine at their currently unnamed restaurant in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and James Beard Award-winner Gavin Kaysen is opening Demi, in Minneapolis, with just 20 seats, the publication writes. 

Jessica Koslow is teaming up with Gabriela Cámara to open a Mexican restaurant, Palma, in Los Angeles, while Dave Park and Jennifer Tran are giving Seoul food a modern-day twist at their new restaurant Jeong in Chicago, Robb Report writes. 

Finally, Copenhagen-based Alchemist is a 24,000-square-foot warehouse with actors, art installations and 50 courses served during a session lasting over five hours, all under the supervision of experimental chef Rasmus Munk, according to the publication. 


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