Hospitality group Overthrow Hospitality, behind widely acclaimed NYC institutions such as Avant Garden, Cadence, and Ladybird, has unveiled a brand new dining concept in the East Village, and this one’s entirely mushroom-focused.
Ravi DeRossi, founder of Overthrow Hospitality and 2024 James Beard Award nominee for Outstanding Restaurateur, has officially unveiled Third Kingdom, a revolutionary new vegan all-mushroom restaurant.
Third Kingdom focuses on all fungi varieties–from chanterelle and lion’s mane to oyster and black pearl–and each plate is thoughtfully prepared and more delicious than the next.
Signature dishes from chef Juan Pajarito include Lion’s Mane Dumpling with daikon sauce and micro cilantro, Black Pearl Oyster Mole Enchiladas with epazote sour cream, and Beech with cauliflower cream, nori butter, herb breadcrumbs, and parmesan, among others.
And though mushroom-focused desserts may not have been on your 2024 bingo card, their sweet offerings cannot be missed.
Dessert options feature dishes such as Lava Cake with rosemary and porcini ice cream and a Candied Shiitake Chocolate Crumble.
“I’m so honored to be a part of this incredible team,” said Chef Juan Pajorito. “I am looking forward to welcoming guests into Third Kingdom for some of the most exciting and unique cuisine I have been lucky enough to help create.”
Third Kingdom also offers an expansive wine list curated by Overthrow Hospitality partner Drew Brady, renowned for his award-winning wine list at the Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning Soda Club.
As for the space, think moody, Gothic aesthetics. That’s to say the space features deep burgundy walls, rich black banquette seating, and handmade Spalted Maple wood tables. And, of course, whimsical mushroom art in gilded frames can be found scattered throughout the 50-seat space.
Ravi DeRossi stated:
It’s no secret that mushrooms have skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade, and the incredible response to &Beer encouraged us to take mushroom-centric dining to the next level. Our intention with this and all of our concepts is to offer elevated plant-based cuisine in an inclusive environment that appeals to everyone, whether they are vegan or not.
Third Kingdom is located at 21 East 7th Street in the heart of the East Village.
The restaurant expands on Overthrow Hospitality’s popular &Beer concept, which opened in May of 2023 as a temporary pop-up focusing on beer and mushrooms.
You can learn more and make reservations here.