Frieze New York Adds Gourmet Coffee, Chinese Food, and More to 2013’s Edible Offerings


While last year’s edible offerings at Frieze New York included a Jennifer Rubell nutcracker in the shape of a naked woman and Mark Ruffalo cooking up anti-fracking sausages with his art-dealing look-alike Gavin Brown, the fair has lined up even more delicious — though less celebrity-filled and sexually suggestive — food options for its second outing on Randall’s Island next month. The fair will bring back last year’s food purveyors, gourmet Italian joint Frankies Spuntino, Bushwick pizza pros Roberta’s, Italian coffee and sweets experts Sant Ambroeus, and Lower East Side fixture The Fat Radish, while adding more to the menu.

The full roster of restos at Frieze New York 2013 features caffeine-slingers Blue Bottle Coffee, Court Street Grocers serving up light fair including salads and sandwiches, Frankies Spuntino, Williamsburg’s Marlow & Sons will run the VIP lounge’s restaurant, fusion joint Mission Chinese Food, Roberta’s, Sant Ambroeus, and The Fat Radish.

The most exciting nugget in Frieze New York’s announcement of its food lineup, however, is this: “Blue Bottle Coffee will set up a coffee bar at the fair serving freshly roasted coffees and art-inspired deserts” (emphasis added). What could these mysterious art-inspired treats be? Did Frieze commission toast artist Ida Skivenes to make more of her beautiful bread art?

Don’t forget that in addition to these food purveyors, two of the Frieze projects being curated by Cecilia Alemani involve comestible creations: the recreation of Gordon Matta-Clark‘s diner Food, and Liz Glynn‘s secret speakeasy bar. All of which gives you plenty of options to refuel if you start to suffer from fairtigue — or drink away the pain.

Frieze New York 2013 runs May 10-13.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Photo courtesy of Frieze.)