When we heard Camille Becerra was planning a series of pop-up restaurants, we couldn’t help but wonder about the actual restaurant she was planning to open on Orchard Street after Paloma was felled by fire. She tells us that after “many building department issues and partner disputes,” the project “has finally put the drama behind them and are finally moving forward with the build out.” But there’s a chance it won’t be called Paloma after all, and she may not even be involved.
Regarding Teddy Kambouris and his partners, who originally hired Becerra as a consulting chef (that contract has now run out), she says, “It’s important to me that the next place I develop be a perfect fit. It’s unclear still if they will get it together enough for me to be a part of the team. I hope they do.” Becerra adds: “Until they resolve their personal issues, I cannot entertain that concept.”
For the foreseeable future, the Hunger is your safest bet for enjoying Becerra’s food.