Celebrate the Bourdain Documentary and Dine on the Original Brasserie’s Signature Dishes for One Weekend Only in New York July 9th – 11th
Focus Features and Resy partner to recreate Brasserie Les Halles, the renowned brasserie where Anthony Bourdain began his culinary career, in celebration of the film ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN, in theaters July 16. For one weekend only, fans can dine on Bourdain’s signature brasserie fare at the pop-up event powered by Resy from Friday July 9th to Sunday July 11th at the original 411 Park Avenue South at 28th St. location.
This limited-time recreation of Les Halles is in collaboration with Philippe Lajaunie (original Owner and Co-Founder) and Jose de Meirelles (original Executive Chef and Co-Founder) who consulted on the event’s menu. Tickets are $95 for a three-course prix fixe menu which will include classic French onion soup, Steak Frites with au poivre sauce, and choice of dessert. A vegetarian option will be available upon request. Ticket price does not include alcoholic beverages. Wine, beer and select cocktails will be available for purchase on site.
Starting today, diners can set a “Notify” reminder at Resy.com/Roadrunner to receive an alert when tickets go on sale. Exclusive early ticket access will be available to American Express Card Members with an eligible card linked to their Resy account starting on June 22nd at 10am EST, 48 hours before tickets go on sale to the general public on June 24th at 10am EST.
Known for serving some of the best French food in New York City, Brasserie Les Halles was a down-to-earth French brasserie-style restaurant first located at 411 Park Avenue South at 28th St. with a second location at 15 John Street. The restaurant was named after Les Halles, the historic central wholesale food marketplace in Paris, France. Bourdain became the executive chef in 1998 and was later succeeded by Carlos Llaguno Garcia. The Brasserie served as the backdrop for his breakthrough memoir Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2007); he also wrote Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking (2004) based on the restaurant. Despite his ascension to culinary and television superstardom, he maintained a relationship with the restaurant until the location closed in 2016. When Bourdain passed away in 2018, New Yorkers paid tribute to him by creating a memorial outside of Les Halles.
Les Halles’ original owner Philippe Lajaunie says of the event, “It’d take volumes to explore how much Tony meant to Les Halles – how many young cooks he inspired, careers he launched, people who loved him for his no-nonsense social commentary. With his kind straight-to-the-point demeanor, he was the quintessential New Yorker to the world. I’m honored to open back up the doors to Les Halles for a few days and serve some of its staple dishes.”
Echoes ROADRUNNER director Morgan Neville, “Over the years, Les Halles became something of a NY institution – as did Tony. They are both now gone, but for these few brief days his restaurant will re-open and we can come together eat like it’s 1999. Steak frites like Tony used to make them.”
About ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN
It’s not where you go. It’s what you leave behind . . . Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.
About Focus Features
Focus Features acquires and produces specialty films for the global market and holds a library of iconic movies, with 136 Academy Award Nominations and 26 wins from fearless filmmakers. Upcoming and current releases from Focus include Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain from acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Neville, the BAFTA® nominated Limbo from director Ben Sharrock, Edgar Wright’s supernatural thriller Last Night in Soho from Working Title and his documentary film debut The Sparks Brothers, Robert Eggers’ Viking epic The Northman starring Alexander Skaarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Björk, Justin Chon’s powerful drama Blue Bayou and the highly anticipated Downton Abbey 2 including the return of the original cast with new additions Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Nathalie Baye. Universal Pictures International has led distribution in select markets for titles including Last Night in Soho, Roadrunner, Blue Bayou, Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater starring Matt Damon, Paul Schrader’s thriller The Card Counter starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe; Wolf starring George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp, James Gray’s Armageddon Time starring Robert De Niro, Oscar Isaac, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, and Donald Sutherland; the supernatural horror You Won’t Be Alone, and Kenneth Branagh’s humorous, tender and intensely personal Belfast starring Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds and Jude Hill.
Focus is part of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), which produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms. UFEG’s global division also includes Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and DreamWorks Animation. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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