Conant plans to open a restaurant called the Impero Caffé inside The Meliá Hotel's INNSIDE in the NoMad neighborhood of New York.
Like many of his past culinary projects, Impero Caffé will feature “an Italian menu in a warm and inviting atmosphere,” with a “variety of antipasti and satisfying housemade pastas, the hallmarks of Conant's soulful Italian cooking.” Conant will also be managing the hotel lobby bar, according to the Meliá Hotel’s website.
The restaurant should be opening sometime in the next few weeks after inspections are completed. No further details about the restaurant are available at this time.
Conant also announced the Impero Caffé in a cryptic message on his Instagram account, which offered no further information but did hint toward a possible art deco décor.