The ice skating rink at the southern edge of Central Park has reopened with a refurbished 118-seat restaurant and a few food items by Melba Wilson, the owner of Melba’s in Harlem. Her plate of jerk chicken, collards and mac and cheese is available on weekends for now. But soon, when the kitchen renovations are complete, more of her food will be served, added to the menu of pizzas, soups, sausage sandwiches and panini, along with other new dishes. The cafe is run by Great Performances, the catering company. In February, Ms. Wilson will open a terrace cafe overlooking the rink.
Originally featured in the New York Times