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Philippe Delgrange's Le Bilboquet changed the restaurant game when it opened its doors back in the '90s. One part French bistro, one part trendy hotspot, the E. 63rd street establishment has done an exceptional job setting itself apart from many of the other UES restaurants that have come and gone in the past few years. With the help of nightlife aficionados, The Koch brothers and Aymeric Clemente, Le Bilboquet took the concept of typical NYC brunches a step further by introducing the Saturday brunch. The very Euro trend of nightlife-meets-daytime dining has since become a staple in some of the city's most popular spots. Now that the lease on the original Le Bilboquet location has run out, Delgrange has officially closed the doors of his intimate restaurant that had become such an UES fixture. Click through to remember our time spent at Le Bilboquet over the years. More»
Being roughly 6,000 miles away from Paris did not get in the way of the worldly denizens of Los Angeles in properly saluting French independence over the weekend with Bagatelle's spirited Bastille Day brunch fête. Okay, to be fair, holidays of foreign nations are some of our most favorite to observe (See: Cinco De Mayo, St. Patrick's Day) no matter the distance of their origins. Now, let's see how Bagatelle's Bastille Day bash was a thowdown that even the French would be proud of. More»
Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente are considered to be the pioneers of Saturday brunch parties, and last Saturday the two brought was is to be considered the "original brunch" back to the Meatpacking District. After Laba and Clemente left 13th Street Entertainment, they took the Bagatelle name with them and relocated to One Little West 12th Street, which used to be home to the restaurants The Collective and One. More»
As we've reported, the Brothers Koch (Derek and Daniel) are hosting their boozy brunches this fall in the cloistered stuffiness of the Plaza's Oak Room—something of a digression from their usual trendy bobo venues like last year's Merkato 55. But has the usual hipness of these bacchanal affairs lost cachet by being located in a place better suited to AARP-subscribers? Behold the brunch wars! More»
[Champagne Superman at Bagatelle] With fall just around the corner, it's time to start looking at where your options are to get your Booze Brunch in order. Last season, we covered the "Battle of the Brunches," a fight to the end between Team Bagatelle (run by Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente) and Team Merkato 55 (Run by twins Derek and Daniel Koch). This season, in what appears to be an ironic twist in the history of the beleaguered Merkato 55 space, the duo from Team Bagatelle have signed on to take over the Merkato 55 space, neutralizing any competition in wild Saturday brunching, at least in the Meatpacking district. Apparently Remi and Aymeric are planning to turn the Merkato 55 space into an Italian Brasserie and are teaming up with a certain St. Bart's restaurateur that goes by "Pascal" (story developing).... More»
Tuesday, June 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.