As much as we loved Frenchie at Intersect by Lexus in the Meatpacking District, we are equally excited to try the next global chef-in-residence’s creations! Starting in April, Chef Sergio Barroso of Restaurante 040 in Santiago, Chile will bring his world renowned cooking to NYC.
040 at Intersect by Lexus will offer a 12-course small plate tasting menu that consists of cutting edge bite-size dishes set to change on a regular basis, for $95 per person. Working from a reserve of 30 small plates, Chef Barroso’s menu will change day-to-day, all utilizing avant-garde techniques to provide an ever-changing dynamic to the restaurant at INTERSECT. Each course is served in non-traditional fashion – on beds of hay, wood panels, or even the spiny shell of a sea urchin. These upscale tapas will be served without silverware, distinguishing 040 from the typical fine dining experience. Lunch will be slightly more condensed with a 6-course tasting menu for $40 per person. Dishes that will be served include Hake Churros with Béchamel Foam, Shank Dumpling and Smoked Broth, and Oyster with Green Apple and Hot Pepper Sorbet.
“Restaurante 040’s inventive approach is not only unique to New York; but also, to the rest of the world,” explains Chef Barroso. “As it is the first fine dining restaurant to offer food that must be eaten with your hands, the concept will contribute a completely new gastronomic experience to the public. The concept resembles Japanese Kaiseki, complementing the overall ethos of Intersect by Lexus.”
Born in Madrid to a family of chefs, Sergio Barroso has worked at El Bulli, the legendary Michelin three-star restaurant known for its extraordinary Catalonian food, Denis Martin in Vevey, Switzerland, and the five-star Monte Carlo Beach in Monaco – all of which have shaped his esteemed cooking style.
Intersect’s Cocktail Bar and Lounge will also transition into Room 09 – 040’s speakeasy – where mixologist and partner, Raul Esteban Yañez Campos, creates original and daring cocktails. Following in 040’s unconventional style, Room 09 at Intersect by Lexus will serve cocktails in elaborate and whimsical glassware for a completely elevated and unparalleled dining experience.
We can’t wait to sample what the chefs from Santiago have to offer! If you get your hands on a cocktail served in a swan shaped glass before us be sure to tag @downtownmagnyc in your photos!
Intersect by Lexus
412 West 14th Street
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Daily
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM Daily
Sunday–Wednesday, 5:00–10:00 PM
Thursday–Saturday, 5:00–11:00 PM