Daniel Boulud has damaged his silence on his famed Higher East Facet restaurant Café Boulud, which has remained closed because the begin of the pandemic. Boulud will preserve each the cafe and the cocktail bar Les Pleiades — each positioned contained in the Surrey lodge, on the nook of East 76th Avenue and Madison Avenue — quickly shuttered whereas that lodge stays closed.
The lodge’s administration firm, Denihan Hospitality Group, is at the moment in bankruptcy proceedings, and has since misplaced management of the property. Whereas Boulud’s lease permits him to function the restaurant independently on the property, he’s selecting to maintain his institutions there shuttered — a minimum of for now.
“It was very unlucky that the Denihan Group misplaced the lease and it has all been in litigation,” says Boulud, who has been within the house for 27 years, first working it as the unique location for his Michelin-starred restaurant Daniel, after which as Café Boulud.
The chef says he’s in no rush to reopen the restaurant given the present restrictions on indoor eating and says he’s assured any new administration firm that takes over the lodge will need him to stay in place.
Since its closure in March this 12 months following the pandemic-related shutdown on indoor eating, Café Boulud has quickly relocated to the Berkshires, in Massachusetts. It’s been working out of the Blantyre lodge in Lenox and can stay there by February 2021.
In the meantime again in New York, Boulud’s Bar Boulud and Épicerie Boulud stay open, as does tremendous eating spot Daniel, which was among the first high-end NYC spots to reopen for indoor eating on September 30.