Danny Meyer, Anne Hathaway Debut at Central Park

Central Park: Now that Sir Danny Meyer has signed on the dotted line, reps at Union Square Hospitality Group can confirm that their fearless leader will indeed open his newest operation, Public Fare at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, one week from today. Bonus: it's the debut of starlet Anne Hathaway in Twelfth Night!

Sadly, they won't pony up the menu details, other than to say it will be a "well-sourced, simply-prepared menu ideally suited to outdoor dining in the park," so we can only desperately hope for Shack burgers and concretes. Public Fare will be open from 8 a.m. - 8 pm nightly (including intermissions). See the full press release for more.

June 3, 2009 New York – Hudson Yards (HY), the catering and events business from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), is pleased to announce it will create and operate a new concession, Public Fare, for The Public Theater at The Delacorte in Central Park.

Public Fare will serve a well-sourced, simply-prepared menu ideally suited to outdoor dining in the park from Hudson Yards’ Executive Chef Robb Garceau and USHG Culinary Director Michael Romano. This concession will be open initially from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. -- but will remain open through intermission on performance nights -- feeding both guests of The Delacorte and park patrons alike beginning in early June.

“My colleagues and I are thrilled to bring Public Fare to this beloved theater in Central Park,” said Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group. “We look forward to being a part of this cherished rite of summer in New York, and hope our food will be another reason for park-goers to visit The Delacorte.”

“Every summer, Shakespeare in the Park offers world-class theater in one of the most beautiful settings in New York,” said Public Theater Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson. “We are thrilled that Hudson Yards will be joining us at The Delacorte to add their delicious creations to this unique experience.”

This opening also marks the beginning of a partnership in which Hudson Yards is the exclusive caterer for all The Public Theater’s catered events at The Delacorte.

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