Thomas Keller Finally Bringing Ad Hoc Fried Chicken to New York This Sunday

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It's about time, dude. Photo: Andrew Barris

Ever since Thomas Keller opened Ad Hoc in California way back in 2006, the fried chicken has been the thing. You can get it at Ad Hoc; you can get buckets of it at Bouchon in L.A.; you can get the recipe in Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home cookbook; you can even buy a mix at Williams-Sonoma. But what’s burned us is that you couldn’t get the real deal in New York, ever. But today we get an e-mail from Team Keller telling us that for one day only, the Bouchon café in the Time Warner Center will finally sell that fried chicken.

It's about time, dude. Photo: Andrew Barris

Which day? Father’s Day, which is this coming Sunday. During brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., $38 per person will get your table a family style fried chicken meal. You’ll get asparagus salad with a poached egg, and fried chicken served with leek bread pudding, celery-root remoulade, and cornbread. Dessert is blueberry pie with buttermilk ice cream. No need to make a reservation — just show up at the appointed hour and enjoy.

Keller should make this a regular thing and offer to-go buckets for Central Park picnics, à la Momofuku.

Related: Get Momofuku Fried Chicken Without Reservation, With Picnic