Google Translate Enlists Big-Wig Chefs for ‘Small World’ Pop-Up Restaurant on the Bowery

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 at 5:10 am by
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Google Translate is celebrating its tenth birthday with a Lower East Side pop-up. The company nabbed the Old Bowery Station space at 168 Bowery for a four-day stint this weekend, celebrating with dinners cooked by local restaurateurs.

Each night, a different chef “headliner” will cook a three-course menu. Service is further supported by other “friends” from the industry. Guest stars include Gerardo Gonzalez, JJ Johnson, Danny Bowien, and Einat Admony.

“Languages from around the world will be your guide as our guest chefs take you on a journey through the lens of food — our universal language,” notes the press page.

Meanwhile, 168 Bowery is already prepared for Google. At least on the outside. Food-related words in world languages are emblazoned across both sides of the storefront.

The events are open to the public free of charge. However, it appears all nights are sold out.

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Below is the full schedule:

Friday, April 15
Headliner: Gerardo Gonzalez
Andy Baraghani, Bon Appétit editor
Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper, Russ & Daughters
Atsushi Numata, 3Ni Deli (Essex St. Market)

Saturday, April 16
Headliner: JJ Johnson, the Cecil
Miguel Trinidad, Jeepney
Andre Lima, 2BOS BBQ (São Paulo)
Aaron Arizpe, Chefs Club

Sunday, April 17
Headliners: Danny Bowien and Angela Dimayuga, Mission Chinese Food
Andy Ricker, Pok Pok
Paolo Laboa, Bistro Don Giovanni
Iñaki Aizpitarte, Le Chateaubriand (Paris)

Monday, April 18
Headliner: Einat Admony, Balaboosta
Liz Kwon, White Tiger
Mads Refslund, formerly of ACME
Donal Crosbie, Hudson Hound, The Bailey

[h/t Grub St]

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