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Thomas Keller is on a roll at the minute. After announcing plans last week that he would be working on a series of restaurants onboard luxury cruise ships, the chef has also announced plans to open a new restaurant in Manhattan.
The “classic American” restaurant will be part of the Hudson Yards development in which Keller will also advise, helping pick 11 restaurants for the site.
Speaking about the role with the New York Times, Keller said: “We’re assembling a dynamic group, at different price points with ethnic diversity.” He added that this would include French, Gree, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese food.
Keller, who runs Per Se and The French Laundry, once number one on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, will help oversee the development of one million square feet of restaurant and retail space inside the new project which is expected to open in 2018.
Here’s the chef speaking to us back in 2012.