Alder New York: Fine Dining Chefs Making Casual Food

When in New York, do as the New Yorkers do, right?

Such can be said for where you dine. Though there are a handful of much-hyped-about establishments in the City That Never Sleeps, NYC's real players in its dog-eat-dog culinary world are usually local-approved.

Alder New York is one of those places. Located in the East Village, Executive Chef Jon Bignelli describes Owner Wylie Defresne's approach to cuisine as taking the familiar and flipping it on its head with interesting techniques and flavors. Fine dining chefs making casual food, Alder's team shows passion from conceptualizing a dish to plating it.

Watch the full Table 42 episode below to get a behind-the-scenes look with us as we talk menu concepts, dish inspiration and FOH design.