Never got a chance to make it to Anthony Bourdain’s world renowned French Bistro, Les Halles? Well now is your once in a lifetime chance!
In celebration of the new documentary, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, which premieres in theaters July 16th, Resy and Focus Features are pairing up to reimagine a dining experience at Les Halles. The pop-up will be held July 9th-11th weekend at the original 411 Park Avenue South at 28th St. location.
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What better way to pay homage to Bourdain’s successes than to recreate the brasserie that launched his revolutionary culinary career? Les Halles may have started as Bourdain’s golden ticket into the world of fine dining, but it soon became one of New York City’s most coveted historical culinary destinations.
And for one weekend, and one weekend only, Bourdain fans can experience the restaurant where the magic first happened. Mark your calendars for July 9th, 10th, or 11th (or all three if you’re a Bourdain super fan). Or better yet, set a notify at Resy.com/Roadrunner for real-time alerts when tickets go on sale. If you’re an American Express Member, tickets will go on sale June 22nd, and June 24th for the general public.
Tickets are $95 for a three-course prix fixe menu which will include classic french onion soup, steak frites with au poivre sauce, and choice of dessert. Not pocket change, but kind of a steal for this Park Ave institution. A vegetarian option will also be available upon request. Ticket price does not include alcoholic beverages. Wine, beer and select cocktails will be available for purchase at the on-site location.
Original Les Halles owners, Philippe Lajaunie and Jose de Meirelles, came together to help bring the pop-up vision to life. In describing Bourdain’s immense influence on Les Halles, Lajaunie states, “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 honored to open back up the doors to Les Halles for a few days and serve some of its staple dishes”.
Oscar-winning Roadrunner director, Morgan Neville, echoes, “Over the years, Les Halles became something of a NY institution - as did Tony. They are both now gone, but for these few brief days his restaurant will reopen and we can come together eat like it’s 1999. Steak frites like Tony used to make them.”
The nostalgia is palpable in the air. So if you want to take a trip down culinary memory lane, head over to the Les Halles Brasserie Pop-Up: a celebration of the world-renowned chef and cultural icon, Antony Bourdain. And after you sip on your onion soup and favorite glass of red wine, make sure to buy tickets to Roadrunner!
Photography by: David Rentas