Anthony Bourdain to Open New York City Market
It seems that the chef with the world’s worst case of wanderlust is finally putting down roots. Well, he is at least staking a permanent claim in the New York City food game. The New York Post reports that Bourdain has teamed up with New York entrepreneur Stephen Werther, CEO of WiNK Retail Group, on the yet-to-be-named project (potential name: Anthony Bourdain World Market). Reportedly, the new location will spotlight "cuisines from all around the world," as well as "give young chefs a showcase to strut their stuff" and "introduce Americans to Singapore-style street food."
The Post also reported that Bourdain and Werther’s real estate broker Robert Futterman said, "We are talking to every big developer in the city, and everybody wants them."
In an interview with Eater, Bourdain said, "I am indeed working on this project — carefully assembling a dream list of chefs, operators, street food and hawker legends from around the world — in hopes of bringing them together in one New York City space... As the greatest city in the world, I've long felt that we should have the kind of delicious, diverse food centers that Singapore (for instance) enjoys."
Who are your predictions for the market vendors and chefs that will be included in Bourdain’s latest project?