Chef Scott Leibfried of Four Seasons fame is now officially behind the wheel at ReViVer, which opened their second location today at 303 Park Avenue South.
Founder Todd Horowitz, partnered with lifelong friends, Bill McDermond, a founding partner of Under Armour, and Scott Leibfried, a chef, to create the restaurant’s unique concept.
“The idea was to create a concept where everything on the menu is equally nutritious with enough creativity and variety that you can eat there every day,” said Horowitz. “As the brand expands, we are enhancing our in-restaurant dining to create a complete experience delivering quality food in a casual setting.”
Chef Leibfried, a 10-year veteran of Hell’s Kitchen and host of the Food Network Challenge, and licensed nutritionist Monica Reinagel worked together to create a menu free of all antibiotics, hormones, refined flours and sugars. It was developed using their “Nutrient Score,” a patent pending measurement of a meal’s nutrient density.
“A meal must be high in 10 key nutrients that all work together to optimize health and well-being, and low in empty calories and added sugars to score well,” said Reinagel.
In language us decadent, foie gras-munching gourmands can understand, that means an array of traditional dishes prepared like you’ve never seen them before. Offerings include tacos, salads, soups, sandwiches. Mahi curry, Carolina BBQ chicken, loco moco, steak, fig salad and the red sauce meatballs.
“I’ve always gravitated towards fresh, flavorful ingredients to create simple dishes that produce high quality nutrition,” said Leibfried. “ReViVer offers honest cooking with something for everyone with a variety of cuisines featuring vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.”
And if you thought healthy food wasn’t edgy, try this on for size. Local tattoo artist June Jung created a mural “that highlights the restaurant’s vibrant and contemporary feel,” according to the press release.