Wylie Dufresne, the genius chef behind New York City's wd-50, will open his second restaurant next week. Grub Street reports the chef will debut Alder, a 56-seat pub-style restaurant located in the city's East Village neighborhood. It will open on Thursday, March 28th.
The much-anticipated restaurant will be a casual eatery that won't require reservations. It will offer ''kooky, avant-garde renditions of dishes like clam chowder, Ceasar salad, and chicken liver toast.''
Alder will be open for dinner from Wednesday through Sunday. The restaurant's website has gone live but a menu has yet to be posted.
If you can't wait until Dufresne's new restaurant opens, here are two of the his recipes to tie you over until you can visit Alder: