After what has been a pretty tough year for Thomas Keller, the U.S. chef has announced he will be opening a brand new restaurant in Miami at The Surf Club.
The Surf Club was a historic venue in Miami for years and the original club which opened in the 20s became a hotspot for VIP’s and celebrities.
Speaking with The Miami Herald, Keller says that it was this history that attracted him to the project.
He added: “What we’re hoping to bring to Miami is the kind of restaurant where people can go out and celebrate.
“It’s going to be a tip of the hat to a time when America was the most optimistic, when the appeal in America, the pride in America, was at its peak.”
Though Keller didn’t reveal any exact details on the menu, it’s safe to say it won’t be following the same route as his Per Se and French Laundry fine dining establishments.
“I don’t think I’ll ever open another fine dining restaurant in America. Trying to replicate that energy, I’m not going to do that, not at my age.”