Chef Kwame Onwuachi's Restaurant Tatiana in NYC Wins Resy One To Watch Award

New York City's Tatiana by Chef Kwame Onwuachi has this month won the Resy One To Watch Award from The World's 50 Best Restaurants, an award recognising a rising-star restaurant that is making waves in the gastronomic scene worthy of international acclaim.

The restaurant only recently opened in November 2022 at the city's prestigious Lincoln Center in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Named after Onwuachi's sister, Tatiana celebrates the chef's New York upbringing along with his heritage as part of the African diaspora. An inventive menu features dishes ranging from Cornbread and Cod, with smoked jerk cod, buttermilk soubise and fennel to Braised Oxtails served with rice and peas, Thumbelina carrot and chayote squash.

A Bronx native, with roots in Nigeria, New Orleans and the Caribbean, Onwuachi was first introduced to cooking by his mother. After training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, he worked at some of the world's most renowned restaurants including Eleven Madison Park and Per Se. His impressive resume saw him open five restaurants before the age of 30, including the much-lauded Kith/Kin in Washington, D.C., as well as appearing as a judge on season 18 of Top Chef, having made his debut as a contestant on the show some five years prior.

Talking of the award, Onwuachi says: "I want to thank my team and my support system first and foremost, none of this is possible without you. I'm excited, honoured and grateful to be recognised on a world stage."

Find out more about the restaurant here.