More Details Emerge About Wylie Dufresne’s New Restaurant, Alder

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Chef Andre Saltner, Chef Wylie Dufresne, Chef Emily Luchetti, and Chef Mattew Tropearo  attend  New York Culinary Experience Dinner Featuring Dufresne, Soltner And Luchetti at The International Culinary Center on April 28, 2012 in New York City.
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The wd~50 chef's new spot, Alder, is set to open this spring. The Times got Dufresne to talk about a few of his dishes, which include pigs in a blanket, clam chowder, Caesar salad, chicken liver toast, oxtail stew, calamari, and pub cheese. Of course, none of these will be normal renditions — you'll eat the mackerel-topped Caesar salad with your hands, and the pub cheese is purple. The best news is that no dish will exceed $25, so feel free to experiment and try the "oyster-flavored Pirate's Booty." [Earlier, Earlier, NYT]