Florent’s Last Supper
Florent celebrated its final night of service on Saturday (last night was a friends-and-family party), and the evening was a wakelike mix of joy and sorrow. In talking with regulars and floor staff, New York's Tim Murphy learned that some didn't know of Florent's quasi-resurrection next week (same menu and staff, claims landlord Joanne Lucas) and one employee said no one had approached the kitchen crew about staying on. But Saturday considered the past, not an uncertain future. There was food, there was music, and there was unfeigned adoration of Florent Morellet.