Over the last few weeks, the crew from wildly popular, recently-shuttered Quebecoise diner M. Wells have been searching for a new space where they can reopen the restaurant. Now, Grub Street notices that chef Hugue Dufour spoke to Canadian magazine Canoe (in French) about their future plans.
He says that this January, they will be in charge of the food services at MOMA P.S.1 in Long Island City, and that they're going to open something resembling a cafeteria there. Dufour explains (via Google Translate):
The dining room will be in a classroom, people will face [the] kitchen instead of the table and the dishes are served on trays with compartments ...Japanese style Bento boxes. It will be a completely different experience [than] Mr. Wells, even if we keep certain classics. We also want to explore cooking [sous vide], which is not so much used in New York.
No word yet on when or where they'll reopen M. Wells, but presumably that's still in the works. In the same interview, Dufour also says that three years from now, he also wants to open a restaurant on a 62 foot catamaran, so there's that.
· M. Wells Is Headed to P.S. 1 — and to a Boat? [Grub Street]
· Hugue Dufour, du Lac à la grosse pomme [Canoe]
· All Coverage of M. Wells [~ENY~]