Grant Achatz Confirms Next Will Turn Into a Futuristic Thai Restaurant

Grant Achatz
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Though it now looks like Next and Aviary won’t open until April, Grant Achatz’s media blitz continues, as another long interview has popped up in Details magazine. The interview touches on most of the usual suspects — his tongue cancer, his time with Thomas Keller — but Achatz also confirms what cuisine the second menu at Next will tackle. After three months of Paris 1906, the restaurant will overhaul its operation and take on Bangkok in 2060. Yeah, that’s right. While, we imagine the bill for butter will go down dramatically, this announcement does raise a major question: How does one cook the cuisine of a major megalopolis 49 years in the future? Any guesses? [Details]