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Laurent Tourondel

  1. first taste
    The $30 Steakhouse DinnerSkirt Steak offers a familiar combo of charred meat, all-you-can-eat fries, and long lines to get in.
  2. Dinner Parties
    See Laurent Tourondel Serve Suckling Pig in a Candlelit Sewer TunnelA dinner party for “the Internet’s Coolest Teenager” and his friends.
  3. Restaurant Review
    Restaurant Review: L’Amico and JamsLaurent Tourondel brings casual Italian cooking to the Eventi Hotel and Jonathan Waxman revives his famous ’80s-era uptown restaurant in the 1 Hotel.
  4. Leftovers
    PS 244’s All-Vegetarian Lunch; The Plaza Cafe’s New Outdoor PatioPlus: BLT Prime’s boozy dinner, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  5. Restaurant Review
    Platt on the Return of Lobster Thermidor at Le Philosophe and the TourondelLe Philosophe, like several next-generation bistros in town, is reimagining French classics, while the former BLT restaurants chef is back in the big-money steakhouse racket.
  6. Openings
    First Look at Arlington Club, Now Seving Côte De Boeuf for Two in The OldLaurent Tourondel introduces introduces his “reinvented steakhouse.”
  7. Lawsuits
    Laurent Tourondel and ESquared Hospitality Group Strike Licensing AgreementMore BLTs in everyone’s future.
  8. I Sue Your Milkshake
    Tourondel Settles Boozy Milkshakes Lawsuit With BLT BurgerBooze-shakes for all!
  9. Openings
    What to Eat at LT Burger, Opening Early Next Week Near Bryant ParkLaurent Tourondel brings his Sag Harbor concept to NYC.
  10. Arlington Club
    Laurent Tourondel Spills on His Two New Restaurants“I am thinking about how can I reinvent the steakhouse.”
  11. Hold the Mayo
    BLT Market Will Not ReopenFries do come with that shake.
  12. Closings
    BLT American Brasserie Closes; Critics Explain WhyBLT American Brasserie surprises no one by closing.
  13. Empire Building
    Laurent Tourondel Opening NYC’s First LT Burger Near Bryant ParkThe chef is bringing his burgers back to NYC after opening LT Burger in Sag Harbor and Panama City.
  14. Interview
    Laurent Tourondel Chats about BLT American Brasserie, Chicago, and Checking OutBLT American Brasserie is set to open in November.
  15. Food TV
    Gordon Ramsay Will Be Picking Laurent Tourondel’s Replacement at BLT SteakThis season’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ winner will be named head chef at the New York restaurant.
  16. Breakups
    A Full Look at the Nastiness of the BLT BreakupThe ‘Times’ goes inside the soured business relationship.
  17. Funnies
    What Should Laurent Tourondel Call His New BLT Restaurants?A few suggestions to help get his creative team started.
  18. Team-Ups
    Laurent Tourondel Teams Up With Ralph Lauren“I’m the most influential French person who represents American food in the United States,” says Tourondel.
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Details on the Laurent Gras Pop-up at BLT Fish; a Six-Course Vegan Tasting MenuPlus: a new flavor at the Lemon Ice King of Corona, Bierkraft celebrates their new outdoor space, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    Riverpark Begins Brunch Service; Best Sommelier Competition this WeekendPlus: Laurent Tourondel plans to open a new bistro, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  21. Empire Building
    BLT Burger, Er, Go Burger, Coming to HollywoodThe chain has locations in Vegas and New York, but no longer has the chef who helped start it.
  22. Lawsuits
    BLT Burger Sues LT Burger Over ‘R-Rated’ MilkshakesIs the “Fluffer” just “Campfire Marshmallows” in disguise?
  23. Mediavore
    Roger Ebert, Food Writer; BLT Burger Sues Laurent TourondelPlus: Burger King could be for sale, and crustaceans in your drinking water, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. Chef Shuffle
    Behind the BLT Shake-UpDid Jimmy Haber look for chefs behind Laurent Tourondel’s back?
  25. Empire Building
    Laurent Tourondel Sees a Diner in Manhattan’s FutureBut don’t expect him to try BLT Bar & Grill when it opens next week.
  26. Bookshelf
    Ripert’s Latest Project: Avec Eric, the BookAlso coming this fall: a seasonal cookbook from Laurent Tourondel.
  27. Meanwhile in the Hamptons
    Laurent Tourondel Looks to the HamptonsThe BLT man may take over the former Grappa space.
  28. Marketing Gimmicks
    Laurent Tourondel Stocks Food Truck With Free SlidersHe may be out at BLT Burger, but he’s serving up corned-beef-hash sandwiches.
  29. Mediavore
    What President Obama Shouldn’t Be Eating; Laurent Tourondel Splits with BLTPie and burgers are giving the President high cholesterol and a famous chef goes his own way.
  30. Back of the House
    BLT Partnership EndsBut the BLT name lives on!
  31. Openings
    Odds & Ends: Filter Reopens; BLT Comes AshorePlus: Bagel on Damen rocks everyone’s socks.
  32. Lists
    Los Angeles Releases Its Food Lover’s GuideLos Angeles magazine drops a new food issue.
  33. Dinners
    BLT Steak Barbecues on Sunset Strip PatioBLT Steak puts its patio to good use each Thursday.
  34. Doing It Up
    Get Closer to Ed Witt and Laurent Tourondel via Six-Course DinnersA couple of market-oriented restaurants are taking things a step further: Bloomingdale Road has a chef’s table, BLT Market is hosting a wild-game dinner.
  35. NewsFeed
    Terrifying Panel of Bocuse d’Or Judges AnnouncedFormidable chefs from around the country.
  36. NewsFeed
    Rachael Ray’s Burger-Bash Competitors RevealedA constellation of burger gods.
  37. Foodievents
    New York Wine & Food Festival Tickets Are Now on SaleThe four or five coolest events will likely sell out soon, so get moving.
  38. Mediavore
    Laurent Tourondel’s Recipes Feed South Pole Residents; Greek Diner Ownership• Laurent Tourondel may not be working on a restaurant in Trump Soho, but he keeps himself busy with tasks like advising cooks at the South Pole on how to replicate his recipes. [WSJ] • Saturday’s East Side crane accident leveled Irish tavern Fubar, which fortunately was not open at the time. [NYP] • The owner of Stage Deli, which was shut down for health violations including “a severe vermin infestation,” claims the problems are limited only to the basement level, but last time we checked, rats aren’t really afraid of infesting restaurants at street level. [NYT]
  39. NewsFeed
    BLT Out at Trump SohoWell, we guess there won’t be a BLT restaurant in Trump Soho after all. Such is the gist of a press release that just went out from BLT’s representative, Bullfrog & Baum, which includes this telling quote: “BLT Restaurants are recognized for a particular style of food and service which ended up not being what the Trump Organization was interested in,” says Jimmy Haber, managing partner of BLT Restaurant Group. Did Trump want something cheaper or more casual than what BLT was ready to do? Or does this perhaps have to do with the rumor we’ve been hearing about a hip, young downtown chef being looked at for the space? Perhaps there was more to the rumor than we thought. BLT Restaurant Group and Trump SoHo Hotel Condominium New York Amicably Part Ways [PDF] Earlier: Laurent Tourondel to Do All-New Trump Soho Restaurant
  40. Chefwatch
    Amy Louise Eubanks and Emilie Bousquet Are the BLT Fish Tag TeamEach week, we highlight one (or in this case, two) of the city’s great — but obscure — young chefs. Name: Amy Louise Eubanks and Emilie Bousquet Age: Both 32 Restaurant: BLT Fish / BLT Fish Shack Background: BLT Fish and BLT Fish Shack are twin restaurants under one roof and have separate chefs de cuisine. Eubanks cooked at Cello, Laurent Tourondel’s first big New York restaurant, and then with Andrew Carmellini at Café Boulud before returning to open BLT Steak and then BLT Fish. Bousquet worked on the line at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Spice Market, and Olives NY, and was the executive chef at Café des Artistes.
  41. NewsFeed
    Laurent Tourondel to Do All-New Trump Soho Restaurant The ever-expanding BLT empire is going to have a new addition and one that is a departure from previous generations. The Trump Soho, on which construction has recently resumed, is to have a big, new BLT restaurant, but chef-owner Laurent Tourondel says it won’t be a BLT Steak, Burger, Prime, Fish, or Market. “It’s going to be a new concept, something I’ve never done before,” he says. Tourondel also shot down a rumor we’d heard that a hot, young downtown chef was being recruited to do another big restaurant in the building. “I’m in charge of all the food and beverage there, so I would know,” he asserts. Unless he just isn’t telling.
  42. Foodievents
    ‘Top Chef’ Parties at South Beach Wine and Food FestOur first night at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival made it pretty clear why this event is such a success. For one thing, it’s warm down here. And the two parties we attended were as carefree as hayrides. The full moon shone down on the Versace mansion, and we gained some useful knowledge. Such as…
  43. Mediavore
    A Hip-hop IHOP in Brooklyn; Grant Achatz Beats CancerMary J. Blige and Foxy Brown’s producer, known to fans as Don Pooh, owns what is already being called the “hip-hop IHOP” that opened in downtown Brooklyn yesterday. [NYDN] Related: The Phantom IHOP of Midtown West Meatpaper magazine is a popular read with both carnivores and vegetarians, which is how the founders learned that bacon, delectable treat of treats, “is how vegetarians change their minds” when they revert to their meat-eating ways. [NYT] Today in unsubstantiated rumors: David Bouley’s forthcoming Japanese restaurant/cooking school will open across the street from Upstairs at Bouley. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Related: David Bouley to Open Restaurant With Japan’s Top Cooking School
  44. Click and Save
    Cook Like Your Favorite Chefs With Our New Recipe Database! The hardworking listings department at nymag.com has just added a stellar new feature: recipes! Our extensive database includes dishes drawn from New York’s finest restaurants. Get Laurent Tourondel’s instructions for chestnut-stuffed guinea hens; serve Tom Colicchio’s bruschetta of clam ragout; and assemble your own tartlets, just like they do at Gramercy Tavern. Search by ingredient, cuisine, type of dish, and more. Now there’s no excuse to eat out. nymag.com’s Recipe Finder
  45. Back of the House
    Bouley Staying Put for Now; Who Are the New Owners?The latest development in the David Bouley Evolution saga comes to us today via FloFab at the Times, who reports that Bouley isn’t leaving the project but rather reworking it more along the lines of his Tribeca eatery Bouley Upstairs. There is said to be a new ownership group, which is unidentified. (Our trusted source tells us that it’s the BLT Group, and we’re not buying Tourondel’s denial.) Still, the news seems weird. Bouley Upstairs is a small, quirky, easygoing place, a “haphazardly endearing restaurant,” as Rob and Robin call it. That’s going to be David Bouley’s presence at the Ritz-Carlton? Somehow, this doesn’t look promising. Off the Menu [NYT] Earlier: Will Laurent Tourondel Clean Up David Bouley’s Miami Mess?
  46. NewsFeed
    Will Laurent Tourondel Clean Up David Bouley’s Miami Mess? David Bouley has been a busy man in recent months, first opening David Bouley Evolution in Miami’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and then taking over the Delphi restaurant in order to convert it to Brushstrokes, his tribute to Japanese gastronomy. But the Bouley empire has taken a step backward with the current chaos at Evolution, which has resulted in the restaurant’s supposedly temporary closure. Grub Street hears that Laurent Tourondel is in talks with the Ritz-Carlton to either operate the restaurant or take over the property entirely. (No word back yet from Bouley; Tourondel’s rep denies anything is in the works.)
  47. Mediavore
    Nello Pissed at Model for Taking His Umbrella; Winner of ‘Next IronOh, Nello! Fiesty Mr. Balan is in his latest rage because he lent a model his $1,000 leather umbrella “because it was raining because I am a gentleman … Stop behaving like a boulevardier [street person] and a petite voleuse [petty thief]. You don’t give me the umbrella, I sue you,” which he is now doing because she returned it broken in two. [NYP] Related: A Model Breaks Nello’s Heart, Umbrella The newest Iron Chef is … Cleveland’s Michael Symon. [Serious Eats] Laurent Tourondel tells Bruni he enjoys dining most in Vietnam, but the influence in the recipes for his Thanksgiving spread is all French. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  48. The Annotated Dish
    BLT Market’s Five-Spice Glazed DuckLaurent Tourondel’s empire was built of single theme restaurants: BLT Steak, BLT Fish, BLT Burger, etc. But BLT Market has been a critical success because of its loose format. One need look no further than one of the highlights of its fall menu, duck breast with a five-spice glaze. “They’re very forward flavors,” Tourondel says. “They go together well, and while it’s not completely original — people in China were glazing ducks a long time before me! — I do think this is a more modern kind of dish.” As always, mouse over the different elements to see them described in the chef’s own words.
  49. Mediavore
    It Isn’t Easy Being Green; Grayz on the Stun LineThere are a few basic steps that restaurants and bars can follow to be considered “green,” but they don’t happen automatically.[TONY] Steve Cuozzo leads Gray Kunz’s new cash cow to the slaughter, calling Grayz a draw “for suits wanting a slicker sandbox for babe-wrangling than nearby Connolly’s.” [NYP] Related: Gray Kunz Finds a Sweet New Business Model The Frankies of Spuntino fame have a third restaurant planned in Brooklyn and a new cookbook on the way. [Eater]
  50. Back of the House
    Eating the Last Supper We’re not much for coffee-table books, but the forthcoming My Last Supper is so shockingly weird, and shockingly good, that we would consider buying it. “What would your last meal be?” is a popular question for chefs, but the answers here are far better than you would expect. (Masa Takayama wants to cook for Orthodox Jews; Wylie Dufresne would eat vegetables “just to placate my mom.”)
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