The last time we checked in on Bourdain Market, Anthony Bourdain's long-rumored food hall, it had just been announced that the celebrity chef would be bringing an Eataly-style space to Pier 57, also known as the SuperPier. And now, thanks to a big profile in the New York Times, even more details have emerged about the new venture. According to the report, Bourdain's hall will have more than 100 different stalls, including prepared foods, bakers, butchers, and even a "Singaporean-style hawker market" featuring street food from around the world. "Think of an Asian night market," he told the Times.
Our pals over at Eater NY rounded up 12 crucial points about Bourdain's new venture, chief among them the fact that the food hall will be a massive 155,000 square feet—making it the largest bazaar of its kind in the city—and that it's not slated to open for at least two more years. (It all depends on how the SuperPier development plays out, of course.) Bourdain has also tapped some of his foodie friends for the venture: Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield of the Spotted Pig have signed on to operate stands within the enormous space. And the $60 million space will be designed by Roman & Williams, who've worked on restaurants like Bloomfield and Friedman's John Dory Oyster Bar and the Breslin, among other projects.
· 12 Crucial Facts About Bourdain Market [Eater NY]
· Anthony Bourdain's Food Market Takes Shape [NYT]
· All Anthony Bourdain Coverage [Curbed]