Restaurateur OTG has partnered with United Airlines to open Daily, the world’s first airport restaurant where the menu changes every day.
Located in Terminal C at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, south east of New York City, Daily’s menu will be adjusted every 24 hours to reflect the freshest market selections of produce, meats and fish, with a seasonal menu inspired by ingredients sourced from nearby farmer’s markets.
Sample menu items include small plates and appetizers such as pickled beets and goat’s cheese, jerk roasted carrots, grilled scallops and farro salad, while entrees include five-spiced chicken, arctic char, maitake mushroom and farro, and togarashi flank steak.
The new restaurant is part of United Airlines’s Terminal C redevelopment project which includes a US$120m investment by OTG to transform the passenger dining experience.
Rick Blatstein, CEO, OTG, said, “At OTG, we’ve always prided ourselves on sourcing the freshest local ingredients for our concepts. Daily’s ever-evolving offering allows us to build upon that idea, while giving our chefs free reign to continually craft menus reflecting the very best of each season.”
As with other OTG restaurants, Daily has been equipped with multiple iPads and power outlets at each restaurant seat. Each tablet will feature an intuitive visual menu, real-time flight updates and entertainment options. Customers may also purchase magazines, gifts and other sundries, which are then delivered to their table as they dine.
Gavin Molloy, vice president of corporate real estate, United Airlines, said, “United continues to bring great concepts and amenities to our Newark Liberty hub, including a ‘world’s first’ with Daily. We have close ties to the communities where our hubs are located and this restaurant will feature vibrant, contemporary American cooking where well prepared food reflects the rich agricultural and artisan tradition of the region.”