Double Crown Closing, Reopening as Saxon & Parole This Fall

Chef Brad Farmerie.
Chef Brad Farmerie. Photo: Patrick McMullan

Per Diner’s Journal, chef Brad Farmerie and AvroKO will close their Asian-ish Double Crown on August 20th and reopen it in the fall as a meat-centric restaurant with “touches of North Africa and the Mediterranean” that will be called Saxon & Parole. (Madame Geneva, the cocktail bar attached to Double Crown, will remain intact.) Farmerie tells DJ that he’s looking forward to putting together a menu of “the domestic meats [he loves] to cook,” and fans of Double Crown’s miso-glazed bone marrow will be happy to hear of at least one planned menu item: steak with bone marrow béarnaise. The name of the restaurant apparently refers to “a pair of New York racehorses that attracted national attention about 100 years ago,” as if you didn’t already know. As with all of AvroKO’s projects, expect the new restaurant to at least look killer. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]