One of Peru’s brightest young chefs is currently getting ready to debut an exciting new concept in Tribeca later this year.
Chef Rodrigo Fernandini is a Peruvian born-and-raised chef on a mission to share some of the most flavorful dishes of his hometown with the good people of New York. A graduate of Lima’s prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Fernandini has trained in top Peruvian and international restaurants, even training under Michelin-starred chefs. Over the past few years, Rodrigo has been working as a private chef and restaurant consultant, and is the founder of Sustainable Cocina, selling some of the most authentic and flavorful Churri that can be found in America.
Now, Chef Fernandini is cooking up something special for New York, bringing a brand new concept to life at 90 Chambers Street with his business partner, David Cabrera. Their new restaurant, Artesano, is envisioned as an authentic Peruvian restaurant that will marry the traditional cuisine and techniques of Peru with a modern, Tribeca flair. Chef Fernandini and Cabrera will also be partnering with influencer and food enthusiast Atif Ali to bring the new concept to life. Ali is the owner of the popular page The Delicious Life and co-founded Next Round Mixology with master mixologist Roman Cervantes. Roman will also be joining the team at Artesano, working closely with Chef Fernandini to create the ultimate pisco cocktail experience, blending tradition with local and seasonal fresh ingredients to create truly unforgettable memories.
Artesano will be moving into the space that previously housed Kaede, a popular sushi restaurant that has been closed for a few years. The name Artesano means craftsman, and every element of the new restaurant is designed to highlight the relationship between craftsmanship and Peruvian cuisine. To do this, the kitchen will feature an open concept, enabling guests to witness all of the fine details that go into preparing their dishes. The cuisine will highlight the immense pride that Chef Fernandini has for Peru and its culinary heritage and will introduce New Yorkers to brand new takes on dishes they may not even be familiar with.
Rodrigo and the team have already acquired the liquor license for the space, and are looking forward to offering guests delightful new concoctions from Cervantes’s handcrafted mixology program. Artesano is expected to operate from 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM on Mondays through Thursday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM on Sunday. While the dates are always subject to change pending delays, they are hoping to have the restaurant operational within the next two months. For more information and future updates on Artesano’s development, you can follow the restaurant on Instagram.