TV personality and acclaimed-author, Anthony Bourdain is working with entrepreneur, Stephen Werther on developing a large-scale international market in Manhattan. The theme of this project will reflect international street vendor food which is right in Bourdain’s wheelhouse having served as host and producer for travel and food tv journal shows the past several years. The location and scheduled open date of the project are yet to be revealed.
From Anthony Bourdain:
I am indeed working on this project—carefully assembling a dream list of chefs, operators, street food and hawker legends from around the world—in hopes of bringing them together in one New York City space. As the greatest city in the world, I’ve long felt that we should have the kind of delicious, diverse food centers that Singapore ( for instance) enjoys. And, in fact, it is my hope that an important component of this project will be representatives of Straits hawker masters. My likes are pretty well known: dai pai dong in Hong Kong, Boqueria in Spain, hawker centers in Singapore, street tostadas in Ensenada. To the extent that I can help bring those things home to New York, along with a truly interesting collection of home grown innovators, I will be very, very pleased. If nothing else, I hope to soon be able to enjoy a really good Chicken Rice in NYC. Source: Eater NY
Bourdain is the host of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
Werther is CEO of WiNK Retail Group and partner of Bleecker Street Arts Club.