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Grub Street said EXACTLY that it won't be Frenchette North:

 

But it doesn’t sound like Nasr and Hanson plan to revamp Le Veau d’Or; Hanson told the New York Times that “we love the idea of taking over a legacy restaurant” while maintaining its identity. Classics like frog’s legs and tripe à la mode de Caen (which Platt claimed was “legendary among old-time tripe connoisseurs”) will likely stay, though the plan is for the menu to adopt a more seasonal approach.

It's a separate and different restaurant. I wouldn't assume it'll have the same wine program.

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I was referring to this simple line at the beginning of the piece:

 

“I’m gonna try for an uptown Frenchette,” the chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson are singing to themselves.

 

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Note that the opening is a made-up attributed quote (or song), and the latter quote is what Hanson actually said about their plans for Le Veau d'Or.

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The current brains appetizer is probably their best preparation yet.  (It's very similar to the kidneys on toast.)

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Of course, the people writing about this never went to Le Veau D'Or, where you couldn't really get tripe. It was on the menu, but the chef never made it because nobody ordered it.

 

There was the menu, and then there was M. Treboux who would tell you what you could actually order.

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Yes, the best of both worlds. Hopefully that will continue.

 

Often enjoy the juxtaposition of fantasy and reality.

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OK I was wrong.

 

ME:  You're not going to have the same wine program Uptown, right?

 

JORGE:  You don't know me very well, do you?

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I should just note that I had a dinner at Frenchette last night that was just extraordinarily good, from the point of view of simple technical preparation.  Even my hypercritical French chef buddy, who I ran into there, thought so (I mean about his dinner -- obvs I didn't share).

 

It's really heartening that, after everything, they're still trying to be good (and succeeding!).

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Has their ship come in?

 

 

The chefs behind wildly popular and critically acclaimed modern French brasserie Frenchette are getting into the Midtown dining game with a restaurant in Rockefeller Center.

Chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson will open a third, unnamed restaurant inside the soon-to-close, 18,000-square-foot Brasserie Ruhlman space, which has been at the prime 45 Rockefeller Plaza address for decades.

 

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Oh dear.

 

How’s the Veau d’Or coming along? That’s much more interesting.

 

Wasn’t the ubiquitous Laurent Tourondel fronting Brasserie Ruhlman at one point?

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