“Pearl & Ash” Replaces the Bowery Kitchen
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.
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?
Pork belly, black garlic, peanuts, daikon
Lamb sliders, caramelized onions, fontina, mint
Chicken, pickled cucumber, arugula
Duck confit hash, celery root, red cabbage
Beef hanger, brussels sprouts, onions
Pork meatballs, mustard greens, shiitake
Tea cure salmon, goat cheese, tamarind, seaweed
Snapper crudo, cauliflower, vadouvan, raisins
Lobster salad, scallops, maitake on pizza bianco
Crispy potatoes, porcini mayonnaise
Beets & pickles
Chocolate mousse, hazelnut, raspberry
Coconut rice pudding, apple, clove