Chef John Doherty has done it again! Opening Blackbarn Shop | Cafe and Bar inside the Chelsea Market, NYC. Known for Blackbarn Restaurant and Bar in Madison Square Park, it was a delightful surprise to hear they were opening a comfortable and casual elevated cafe inside one of the most visited markets in New York City.
I had the pleasure of tasting the menu at the new shop and cafe. The food is absolutely spectacular and will wow your palate with exciting flavors, aromas, and sensory experiences. We started off with the White Pizza with Spicy Coppa, Arugula, and Blackbarn White Truffle Oil and White Truffle Cream, alongside the Butternut Squash Salad, with Kale, Quinoa and Burrata topped with a Blackbarn White Truffle-Acacia Honey dressing. The beauty of the new Blackbarn shop and cafe is that anything you enjoy such as the glassware, bowls, serving utensils, and even the sauces, dressings, and drink mixes you can purchase right at the store. Everything is made in the USA using high-quality ingredients and comes from a recipe that is Chef John’s. If you’re into heavier mains and salads, the Brie Cheese, Apple, and Watercress Sliders are spicy and satisfying when topped with Blackbarn Yellow Plum with Turmeric and Chili Preserves. Also in the tasting was the delicious Orecchiette with Blackbarn Winter Truffle Puree as well as a Duck Confit Salad topped with Blackbarn Truffle Balsamic Glaze.
Besides some amazing menu options, Blackbarn also serves Matcha White Hot Cocoa, Chocolate Mousse with orange-passion fruit marmalade, and a Rum Butterscotch Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream. This is a great new spot for the Chelsea Market that combines everything we know and love about the Blackbarn in Madison Square Park, but with the casual and elegant feel of the Chelsea area. Be sure to stop by Blackbarn Shop| Cafe and Bar for some delicious bites, wines by the glass, and amazing shopping!