OTG Management signed an agreement with New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Delta Air Lines to upgrade the food and beverage offerings at Delta’s main terminal there with 13 new locally inspired concepts.
The Philadelphia-based airport concessionaire said Wednesday it would own and operate the new dining establishments, which will consist of a gourmet food hall, coffee and wine bars, a bistro, tavern, seafood restaurant/raw bar, gourmet pizzeria, Asian sandwich and noodle shop, and a New York-style Jewish deli.
OTG hired several New York-based chefs and restaurateurs to create the new concepts, including Michael Lomonaco of Porter House New York; Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson of Balthazar, Minetta Tavern and Pastis; Dominick DeMarco of Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn; Jamison Blankenship of Morimoto; Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery; Jason Denton of Lupa and Inoteca; Chris Cannon of Alto, Convivio and Marea; and Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery.
Construction is expected to begin later this month and be completed by next summer.
“OTG is committed to reinventing the airport dining experience and establishing a new, higher standard for food and beverage that is offered to travelers,” said chief executive Rick Blatstein. “At Delta’s LaGuardia facility, we will deliver an authentic New York culinary experience … created by the city’s top chefs for all of Delta’s customers.”
OTG currently operates concessions at eight airports, including LaGuardia and JFK International in New York; Logan International in Boston; Tucson International in Tucson, Ariz.; Washington National in Washington, D.C.; Orlando International in Orlando, Fla.; O’Hare International in Chicago; and Philadelphia International in Philadelphia.
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