Her day involves tea tastings and cocktail experiments—after an expertly-executed 10-step skincare routine.
Originally Appeared on Bon Appétit
I’ve lived on the Lower East Side for about three years, and I live two blocks from the bar. This has always been my favorite neighborhood because it’s diverse, and there are lots of families forward-thinking food spots. I knew I wanted the bar to be on Orchard St south of Delancey—a little tucked away from everything but close enough to a lot of other great spots. I actually used to go to Lost Weekend [which used to be in this location] before it closed, and I remember thinking, “Oh, this is such an ideal spot.” It was out of business for two years before I saw the ‘For Rent’ sign!
I don’t really have an office at the bar so I typically wake up and go through all the emails in bed. I do a lot of work in bed when I first wake up because it feels like I’m not working because I'm still in bed! Then, depending on the day, I meet with potential vendors or go run errands at restaurant supply stores, specialty shops, and the Union Square farmers’ market. I go to Norwich Farms to pick up Korean melon, edible flowers, and perilla leaves. I actually used to think I couldn’t have perilla leaves on the menu because I’d have to buy them for almost ten times the price at retail, but now that all these Korean chefs like the chef at Kāwi [Eunjo Park] are creating a demand, I can buy a big bag wholesale.
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