Food Republic

Wearing Their Herb Garden on Their Sleeve

Taking green design to a veritably literal level, Atera's living wall is both a statement piece and a decorative component at the newly opened restaurant in NYC's Tribeca neighborhood. "We based the restaurant's design on Matt's approach to cooking food," explains Andrew Cohen of the design firm Parts and Labor Design, referring to Atera's executive chef Matthew Lightner. Lightner is known for highlighting freshly foraged and indigenous ingredients.