Three young women in London decide to move to New York City and start their own restaurant — what could go wrong? Everything! But last fall, chefs Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt (who are British) and general manager Annie Shi (an American from New York) somehow managed to open their restaurant, King, on a quaint corner of western SoHo, seemingly without any drama. Now, if you peer in most nights, you’ll see a perfectly lit, always full dining room of well-heeled diners enjoying de Boer and Shadbolt’s take on northern Italian and southern French food, such as the roast guinea hen with capers, olives, bay leaves and lentils that de Boer cooks up in our latest episode of New Chefs Rising. Watch as de Boer and Shadbolt, who met at cooking school in Ireland and went on to work together at London’s famed River Café, explain their brave move to become NYC restaurateurs.
King, 18 King St., New York City, 917-825-1618, kingrestaurantnyc.com