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This week, New York gets wilder than ever before

<p>The third annual NYC Wildflower Week is in full swing through Sunday. The event promotes indigenous plants — including wildflowers — and showcases how crucial they are to local biodiversity. In addition to free botanical walks, garden and green roof tours, planting events and eco-salons, New York City chefs will be cooking with these indigenous (and in-season)?plants. Here’s a rundown of restaurants that have signed on to get “wild.”</p>

The third annual NYC Wildflower Week is in full swing through Sunday. The event promotes indigenous plants — including wildflowers — and showcases how crucial they are to local biodiversity. In addition to free botanical walks, garden and green roof tours, planting events and eco-salons, New York City chefs will be cooking with these indigenous (and in-season)?plants. Here’s a rundown of restaurants that have signed on to get “wild.”


The Green Table

75 Ninth Ave., 212-741-6623

www.cleaverco.com


Green Table, known for cooking what local farms produce, will be serving a wild vegetable tempura, in which wild ramps and fiddlehead ferns, along with other “domesticated” spring vegetables, make an appearance.



MAS (farmhouse)

39 Downing St., 212-255-1790

www.masfarmhouse.com


MAS?(farmhouse) changes their menu daily, but will be utilizing indigenous and local plants for their specials.



Pure Food & Wine

54 Irving Place, 212-477-1010

www.oneluckyduck.com


Try a sweet violet herb and orange salad at this raw, vegan restaurant.



James

605 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn

718-942-4255

www.jamesrestaurantny.com


This Prospect Heights hot spot will feature nightly specials with native New York plants such as ramps and fiddlehead ferns, including a spring onion soup with ramps.



ICI

246 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn

718-789-2778

www.icirestaurant.com


ICI’s showstopper is a braised spring lamb shoulder with Brooklyn-made caviatelli, baby artichokes, ramps and pea shoots.



Vesta: Wild Tastings

21-02 30th Ave., Queens

718-545-5550

www.vestavino.com


Even Queens is getting in on the wild action. Try their spaghetti with charred ramps and sheep’s milk ricotta special at this neighborhood restaurant.

 
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