Despite shuttering just over two years before the untimely death of its former star chef, the Park Avenue South location of Brasserie Les Halles became a Manhattan monument to Anthony Bourdain. After news broke of his passing in June of 2018, fans flocked to the abandoned restaurant, which still boasted its original signage, leaving flowers and taping notes for the beloved traveler and passionate foodie to its dusty windows.
It was a fitting tribute indeed to the icon who launched his culinary career at the French eatery, which he wrote about in his bestselling book, Kitchen Confidential.
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In 2017, the Financial District outpost of the brasserie also closed down, officially wiping it off the map altogether.
Until now, that is.
In honor of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, one of the headlining documentaries of this year's Tribeca Film Festival, and to celebrate the chef's life and legacy, Focus Features and Resy have teamed up to bring the famous New York institution back - for a very limited time.
From Friday, July 9th to Sunday July 11th, Les Halles will return to its original 411 Park Avenue South location, "so fans can dine on Bourdain’s signature French fare prior to the film debuting in theaters on July 16th."
The exclusive pop-up experience will feature a three-course prix fixe menu which will include classic French onion soup, steak frites with au poivre sauce, and choice of dessert (vegetarian options, wine, beer, and cocktails will also be available). Tickets are $95 per person and will go towards the cost of operation, though a donation is also being made to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
American Express card members will have early access to bookings, while tickets will officially be available to the public beginning on June 24th at 10 am. Head HERE for more information!
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