When Eric Tevrow lured Martin Burge
from the chef de cuisine post at Gotham Bar & Grill
to sign on at Fresh, his elegant new seafood
restaurant, Tevrow sweetened the deal with something
even better than prime Tribeca real estate: first dibs
on the daily Eastern-seaboard catch, courtesy of Early
Morning Seafood, Tevrow's wholesale purveyor to star
chefs like Alain Ducasse and Gray Kunz. Burge makes
the most of his inside sources with rillettes of gaspy
cod and finnan haddie, Ipswich fried clams, "Kobe beef"
of bluefin toro, and an array of whimsically named "prime
cuts," like baby-back halibut ribs steamed in kelp.
Fellow Gotham alum Joseph Murphy dishes up seasonal
desserts like wild-strawberry shortcake and warm blueberry
· Cuisine: Seafood