Husband-and-wife duo headlines River Twice’s next Hidden in Plain Sight dinner

Matt Conroy and Isabel Cross. | Photo courtesy of Mike Prince

The husband-and-wife team of Matt Conroy and Isabel Cross from the D.C.-based restaurant Lutèce will be headlining River Twice’s next Hidden in Plain Sight dinner on Tuesday, April 26.

The duo, which will be cooking a seven-course dinner, brings with them many years of culinary experience. After working in the kitchens of local restaurants in his native Northern Massachusetts, Conroy worked as sous chef at Verde in Stratton, Vermont. After working under chef Alex Stupak at Empellón Cocina in New York City, Conroy was named executive chef at Little Prince before eventually opening Oxomoco in Brooklyn in 2018. His work there earned Oxomoco a Michelin Star and himself a StarChefs Rising Stars award.  

On the other hand, Cross started her career at Enrique Olvera’s restaurant, Pujol, in Mexico City as a bread maker. After moving to NYC in 2011, she worked at Empellón before helping open Claus Meyer and Gunnar Gilson’s restaurant, Ageren, in 2016. She won the StarChefs Rising Stars award for Rising Pastry Chef in 2019.

River Twice co-owners Randy and Amanda Rucker started the Hidden in Plain Sight dinner as a way to collaborate with guest chefs and breweries to create unique multi-course dinners. In the past, the Ruckers have worked with chefs such as Alex Yoon, Amanda Shulman and Christopher Kearse as well as breweries like Human Robot Brewery and Hale & True Cider.

The event will feature both indoor and outdoor reservations from 5-9:30 p.m. Dinners will cost $130 per person.