The iconic New York restaurant, Brasserie Les Halles, which provided the backdrop for Anthony Bourdain’s memoir, Kitchen Confidential, is reopening its doors starting tomorrow. Brasserie Les Halles will reopen for three nights from 9-11 July to celebrate a new documentary called Roadrunner about the late chef’s life, which is due to hit cinemas on 16 July. Masterminded by Focus Features and Resy, Les Halles’ owners, Philippe Lajaunie and Jose de Meirelles, have created the menu for the one-off pop-up at the 411 Park Avenue South location where Bourdain began his culinary career.
Lajaunie said: “It’d take volumes to explore how much Tony meant to Les Halles – how many young cooks he inspired, careers he launched, people who loved him for his no-nonsense social commentary. With his kind straight-to-the-point demeanor, he was the quintessential New Yorker to the world. I’m honoured to open back up the doors to Les Halles for a few days and serve some of its staple dishes.”