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Dovetail to Open Food Cart in Central Park

By Amy Zimmer | December 2, 2010 2:41pm
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By Amy Zimmer

DNAinfo News Editor

MANATTAN — John Fraser, the chef and owner of Dovetail, an upscale locavore  restaurant on the Upper West Side that won a Michelin star this year, will be opening his next outpost from a cart in Central Park’s arcade at the Bethesda Terrace.

Fraser was selected as the winner of a Parks Department request for proposals issued in March 2009 and a contract was currently being negotiated, according to a Parks spokesman. The gourmet cart with seating at the terrace, located below the 72nd Street Transverse Road in Central Park, is expected to open in the spring or summer, the Parks spokesman said.

Because Fraser hasn’t yet signed a permit, he declined to discuss details, but the cart’s application for a wine and beer license is already on the agenda for a Community Board 8 meeting next week.

Rather than serving Dovetail’s halibut confit with truffles ($42) or roasted sirloin with beef cheek lasagna ($38), Fraser is expected to offer more park-friendly fare such as picnic baskets with champagne, sandwiches and cheese with nothing over $16, according to an Eater.com report last year about Fraser's bid.