After six wonderful years on West 12th Street, we have decided that it is time to bid farewell to Recette. Please be assured that this is not a true end for Recette – its spirit will live on at my larger Flatiron district restaurant, The Gander, as well as in other ventures that we have planned. As my very first restaurant, Recette allowed me to become the chef that I am today. I'll be forever grateful for the warm welcome to New York City's dining scene and opportunity to plant my roots in the greatest city in the world. While Recette's cozy venue provided me with the opportunity to evolve my skills as a chef and restaurateur, winning a Food Network Iron Chef America competition and being nominated for a James Beard Foundation Rising Star, I'm looking forward to focusing my efforts and culinary passion on The Gander as well as other exciting projects in development. I have already begun to host "Mondays with Jesse” - an inventive, 10-course tasting menu event that was born at Recette - at The Gander, and will continue to experiment and implement new concepts there.As a thank you for helping make Recette such a success and being part of our special family these past years, please stop by the restaurant Saturday evening, April 23rd (our last dinner) and join us for a complimentary glass of bubbles.
Once again, my heartfelt thank you for your warm friendship, support and patronage. Please look for an exciting announcement from me in the very near future.
I love you all.Chef Jesse Schenker