“Pearl & Ash” Replaces the Bowery Kitchen

Posted on: December 4th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
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With recent media attention diverted to other high-profile upscaling in the immediate vicinity (e.g. Cata, 199 Bowery, 250 Bowery), the Bowery House quietly revamped its ground level restaurant space. That would certainly explain the trash bag residency in the windows last week and the removal of the color-branded letter leafing from the storefront. The change comes a mere four months after Bowery Kitchen first opened.

During this brief transition at 220 Bowery, the Bowery Kitchen morphed into Pearl & Ash. However, as the Who would say – the new boss is the same as the old boss. Indeed, Bowery House principals Sanford Kunkel and Alessandro Zampedri are the owners here, having elected to swap out the Northern Italian cusine of pastas and pizzas. They hired Richard Kuo and Steve Pereyda as chef and sous cheff respectively.

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A small sign near the door is currently the only identifier for Pearl & Ash.

Is this latest conversion an instance of keeping up with the Bowery Joneses?

Menu:

Sandwiches

Pork belly, black garlic, peanuts, daikon

Lamb sliders, caramelized onions, fontina, mint

Chicken, pickled cucumber, arugula

Meat

Duck confit hash, celery root, red cabbage

Beef hanger, brussels sprouts, onions

Pork meatballs, mustard greens, shiitake

Fish

Tea cure salmon, goat cheese, tamarind, seaweed

Snapper crudo, cauliflower, vadouvan, raisins

Lobster salad, scallops, maitake on pizza bianco

Vegetables

Crispy potatoes, porcini mayonnaise

Beets & pickles

Dessert

Chocolate mousse, hazelnut, raspberry

Coconut rice pudding, apple, clove

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