Alain Ducasse to Close Adour (But Hints at New Restaurants)

Adour will close in November, but talks are underway for new restaurants

The Manhattan island is abuzz with news that Alain Ducasse's 5-year-old restaurant, Adour, will be closing. The New York Times was the first to report that the agreement between St. Regis New York and Ducasse was terminated, and the restaurant is set to close Nov. 17. 

A representative for Ducasse told The Daily Meal that the partnerships between Ducasse and the St. Regis in Washington, D.C. and W. St. Petersburg are still holding strong. (Ducasse's informal bistro in Manhattan, Benoit, is still open as well.) Adour received three stars from The New York Times' Frank Bruni in its five short years. 


In addition to his new book set for release in November, J'aime New York, Ducasse and his group are developing new restaurants in North America and worldwide. A reported five new restaurants are in development; while there's been no word on which cities Ducasse will head to next, we're already playing the guessing game in our heads.