Celebrity chef and CNN personality Anthony Bourdain's latest project, a large food market that will spotlight international street food, has been quietly in the works, but new details reveal that fans may not need to wait too much longer.
Eater reports that the new food hall will be named Bourdain Market and will likely open in New York City this year. The food hall is inspired by the open-market hawker centers in Singapore, for which Bourdain has been "carefully assembling a dream list of chefs, operators, street food and hawker legends from around the world."
"It will be fast and accessible foods, with hundreds of options. You can have roast goose; I can have beef rendang," Bourdain describes to The Wall Street Journal, and popular establishment Xi'an Famous Foods, known for its Middle Eastern-influenced cuisine from northwest China, may possibly be a featured vendor. Prices will be inexpensive, and patrons will eat in a communal dining hall.
Few details are known about the project, which include its potential size of 40 to 50 vendors and its location at a large new development. The New York Post speculates that the food market may open at 3 World Trade Center or Hudson Yards. Bourdain has been working with entrepreneur Stephen Werther on the project, and if the market proves successful more locations may open in other cities.
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