To find unusual ingredients from farms around the country, Print, the restaurant in the new Ink 48 hotel at 48th Street and 11th Avenue, has an in-house forager.
Heather Carlucci-Rodgriguez, who will run the kitchen with her husband, Charles Rodriguez, formerly the executive chef at the Sony Club, raved about the chestnuts that the forager, Johanna Kolodny, had gotten from the forestry department of the University of Missouri. She also loved the Greek-style yogurt from a farm in upstate New York. Ms. Carlucci-Rodriguez, who closed Lassi, her tiny Indian takeout shop in Greenwich Village last summer, is the pastry chef and said she will be using those ingredients in her desserts.
The restaurant, designed by David Rockwell, has just started serving breakfast and lunch; dinner begins on Feb. 15. The menu will be American with French and Italian influences.
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