Dolinsky: The Park Hyatt's high rise heirloom tomato garden

August 4, 2010


NoMI's tomato garden (photo: Joseph Storch)

Christophe David has been running the kitchen at NoMI for the past five years; he made big news this week when he announced that his last day at the Park Hyatt will be August 14th. He's moving to Switzerland to be with his girlfriend, who found a great job there. But over the past few weeks, he's been tending to a special urban garden seven floors above ground.

A slight redesign on the Terrace has allowed David to plant a number of tomato plants, giving him quick access to the season's bounty. His current menu reflects a number of tasty options: bright gazpacho, chunky heirlooms with chive blossoms, even a crisp BLT salad that I could easily eat as a main course. The tomato menu will be in place at least through the month; David's tenure, however, lasts just 10 more days.


Heirloom gazpacho (photo: Joseph Storch)