Laurent Tourondel has successfully done steak (BLT Steak), seafood (BLT Fish) and like everyone else, a burger joint (BLT Burger). Now, he’s jumping on the market bandwagon with BLT Market. A seasonal affair, BLT Market will embrace locally-sourced produce with a menu that rotates monthly. Come fall, chef Tourondel will dabble in dishes like an arugula and dandelion salad, pan-seared striped bass with cranberry bean caponata and fennel confit, and Amish chicken Provencal.
A glimpse of the interior reveals creamy walls lined with vibrant paintings of tomatoes (an obvious nod to the market component) and bare bulb light fixtures which hang over reclaimed wood tables and chairs. Though this appears a more casual endeavor for Tourondel, we can’t forget it’s housed in Central Park South’s Ritz Carlton.
Opening its doors August 16th, BLT Market will serve dinner on a walk-in basis only with a 10% discount. Come September 10th, you’ll have to sacrifice your 10% discount for a reservation.
Address: 1430 Avenue of the Americas
Until we eat again,
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