Marc Forgione is well on his way to becoming one of the country’s hottest chefs, and a great way to do that is by not resting on his laurels. To that effect, he has two new restaurants in the works, heading for New York City.
First, a Laotian-inspired restaurant named Khe-Yo will be opening on Monday, July 29, on Tribeca’s Duane Street, in the space that was last home to Duane Park, according to The New York Times. The restaurant will be helmed by head chef Soulayphet Schwader, who hails from Laos and has worked with Forgione for more than a dozen years. On the menu, we can expect to see "sticky rice embellished with sausage or duck and spareribs massaged with lemon grass," according to The Times, and cocktails will include the "Lao Lao Whiskey, with seasonal herbs and spices mixed with Hennessy cognac."
Eater is also reporting that a branch of his acclaimed Atlantic City, N.J., steakhouse American Cut is in the works, also in Tribeca. Slated to open in September, it will be operated by LDV Hospitality, which also runs Scarpetta, Veritas, and Bistro La Promenade.