Just passed by yesterday. The venerable Viktor Benes bakery on 3rd Street is closed, and is to become a bagel place (IIRC, the sign said "Mr. Bagel"). I understand the Benes shops will still operate in the Gelson market chain.
Finding the absolute best ingredients such a big part of Chef Antoine Westermann’s culinary career and the main drive behind all of his expertly crafted dishes. His relationship with farmers and purveyors are critical to his work as a chef. While visiting one of his providers in New York, the French chef describes his efforts to find the best local ingredients for his restaurant.
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