Tom Colicchio Opens New Restaurant on Long Island

by Katie Lee

Garden City, N.J. — Eight-time James Beard Award-winner and “Top Chef” head judge Tom Colicchio opened his newest restaurant, Small Batch, on December 12, 2018 at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, Long Island.

Set within a 180-seat farmhouse-inspired space, the dining room will encourage guests to connect with good food and the local sources that provide it.

“Small Batch will go beyond being a great dining destination,” says Colicchio. “Small Batch will connect with and support the Long Island food community; we will be the table where purveyors, cooks and guests can come together to celebrate a way of doing business that will create better food for all of us.”

Regional and seasonal products will be the canvas for Colicchio’s rustic American fare, which will be prepared in a bustling open-concept kitchen highlighted by a centerpiece wood-fire grill.

Small Batch is Crafted Hospitality’s first new concept in 2.5 years.

Tom Colicchio is the chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, which currently includes New York’s Craft, Riverpark and Temple Court; Craft Los Angeles; and Las Vegas’ Heritage Steak and Craftsteak. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Colicchio made his New York cooking debut at prominent New York restaurants, including The Quilted Giraffe, Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern before opening Craft in 2001. Outside of his fine dining restaurants, Colicchio opened ‘wichcraft — a sandwich and salad fast-casual concept rooted in the same food and hospitality philosophies as Craft — in New York City in 2003. He also serves as the head judge and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning Bravo TV show “Top Chef,” now in its 16th season.

SOURCE: Crafted Hospitality

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