Focus Features and Resy partner to recreate BrasserieLes Halles, therenowned 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 culinaryand 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.”