Torrisi Partners Opening Ludlow Hotel Restaurant With Sean MacPherson

MacPherson. Photo: Patrick McMullan

After dissing Carbone as “fake” in the Times “Sunday Styles” section, prolific hotelier Sean MacPherson now tells Eater he’s partnering with Rich Torrisi, Jeff Zalaznick, and Mario Carbone’s Major Food Group on the signature restaurant slated to open next spring in the long-delayed Hotel Ludlow. You know, the place of which Grub Street once asked, “Will that signature restaurant have the chops to go against the Susur Lee venture opening in the neighboring Thompson LES?” Neither Major Food Group nor MacPherson have supplied any details about the food or the concept for the forthcoming place, but the answer to the aforementioned question seems to be a resounding yes, if not just for the fact that Susur Lee’s Shang closed two years ago this week after a three-year run. [Eater NY, Earlier, Way Earlier]