Press Release

November 09, 2017

The Prelude Café & Bar Curated by Nespresso Opens at Lincoln Center, Blending the Taste and Aroma of Nespresso with the Sights and Sounds of the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center News

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THE PRELUDE CAFÉ & BAR CURATED BY NESPRESSO

OPENS AT LINCOLN CENTER, BLENDING THE TASTE AND AROMA OF

NESPRESSO WITH THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

 

This Unique Dining Experience Will Open at

Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on November 14 

 

New York, NY (November 9, 2017) — This month, Lincoln Center and its official coffee sponsor Nespresso will introduce the Prelude Café & Bar Curated by Nespresso, the campus’s newest dining attraction, inside Alice Tully Hall’s iconic glass lobby. Opening November 14, the newly designed café at the corner of Broadway and 65th Street in Manhattan is an intersection of culinary creativity and excellence in the arts.

 

The Prelude Café & Bar Curated by Nespresso will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, serving an all-day menu—including pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrées—inspired by Nespresso coffee. Many of the items complement Nespresso’s line of products, while others incorporate them into sophisticated recipes. Options will include:

 

  • Prelude Nespresso coffee cake – streusel cake infused with Nespresso
  • Nespresso All-Sensory Bars – cookie bars featuring notes from Nespresso’s coffees
  • Slow-cooked pork shoulder – rubbed with Nespresso Espresso, served with cabbage and caraway slaw and chipotle barbecue sauce, on a toasted brioche bun
  • Braised Nespresso short ribs – with sweet potato purée, parsley, and orange pesto
  • Nespresso maple bacon grilled cheese – with aged gouda, heirloom tomato, and butter lettuce on thick-cut brioche
  • Yellow fin tuna niçoise salad – with baby lettuce greens, cherry tomatoes, haricot verts, hard-boiled eggs, and niçoise olives
  • Seared Skuna Bay salmon – with roasted sunchokes, baby spinach, and lemon vinaigrette
  • Maple pecan tart – topped with whipped cream

 

The menu has been created by Restaurant Associates, Lincoln Center’s resident caterer, and Executive Chef Justin Rowe, in collaboration with Nespresso. The Prelude Café & Bar Curated by Nespresso will also offer a unique lineup of coffee drinks and cocktails, brewed with Nespresso’s signature Espresso, including:  

 

  • Nespresso Cantata (Nespresso Espresso, blood orange soda, over ice)
  • Nespresso Sonata (Nespresso Espresso, honey, milk, over ice)
  • Nespresso Maestro (Nespresso Espresso, gold rum, cream soda)
  • Nespresso Leggero (Nespresso Espresso, Kahlua, coconut water)

 

In addition to the new menu, the café space was entirely reimagined by photographer and designer Sylvère Azoulai. Azoulai, who has worked with Nespresso worldwide for over 20 years, artfully redesigned the space with a modern aesthetic and a nod to Nespresso’s iconic capsule shape and multihued colors. The café is furnished with custom design elements as well as a proprietary lattice-work motif that connotes music and movement. An eye-catching piece of lenticular artwork is the centerpiece of the space, which Nespresso commissioned Azoulai to create. Entitled “Intervalles et Mesures,” the piece pays tribute to both the art of performance and the art of Nespresso.

 

“At Nespresso, we have a continuous quest to delight customers with the ultimate coffee experience from coast to coast, and we are constantly evolving and exploring how we bring a taste of Nespresso to new audiences,” said Guillaume Le Cunff, President, Nespresso USA. “We are excited to introduce a selection of our sustainably sourced, high-quality coffees to the carefully crafted menu at the new Prelude Café & Bar Curated by Nespresso and to continue our sponsorship with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.”

 

“Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is honored to announce the opening of the Prelude Café & Bar Curated by Nespresso in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall,” said Debora L. Spar, President, Lincoln Center. “The café is a beautifully recreated space, and a valued and welcomed addition to our campus.”

 

Nespresso, the worldwide pioneer and reference in premium single-serve coffee and espresso, is exclusively served at several Lincoln Center venues, including Lincoln Center Kitchen and the café inside David Geffen Hall, the intermission bars at both David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall, and all Lincoln Center administrative and executive offices. Only a small proportion of the world’s green coffee meets Nespresso’s standards for quality, taste, and aroma, and all capsules are packaged in aluminum, a material that preserves the quality and freshness of coffee and can be recycled over and over again.

 

Prelude Café & Bar Curated by Nespresso marks the latest dining venue at Lincoln Center, which already boasts several recognized dining options at the world’s largest performing arts center. In addition to Prelude Café & Bar Curated by Nespresso, Lincoln Center is home to the acclaimed Lincoln Ristorante, the Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center Kitchen, and indie food and wine, as well as outposts of ’wichcraft at the David Rubenstein Atrium and Amy’s Bread at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

 

More details, including the full menu, available at: preludecafeandbar.com.

 

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Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned coffee. The company works with more than 70,000 farmers in 12 countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program to embed sustainability practices on farms and the surrounding landscapes. Launched in 2003 in collaboration with The Rainforest Alliance, the program helps to improve the yield and quality of harvests, ensuring a sustainable supply of high-quality coffee and improving livelihoods of farmers and their communities. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 69 countries and has more than 12,000 employees. In 2016, it operated a global retail network of more than 600 boutiques. For more information, visit the Nespresso corporate website: nestle-Nespresso.com.

 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, The Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 41 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are—physically and digitally—has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.

 

Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, call the Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities at 212.875.5375.

 

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American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center

 

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center

 

Artist Catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com

 

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Facebook: facebook.com/LincolnCenterNYC #PreludeCafe

Twitter: @LincolnCenter #PreludeCafe

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FOLLOW NESPRESSO ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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Twitter: @Nespresso

Instagram: @NespressUSA

 

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