Jean-Georges is opening another restaurant inside the ABC Carpet & Home store, and this one's got a Latin twist. Grub Street learns that the chef and restaurateur will debut ABC Cocina in the space that is currently home to Pipa, a tapas bar inside the home furnishings store. Vongerichten notes: "We will have paella, croquettas, a lot of small plates...I have worked so much with Asian food and this is the same latitude, so you find cilantro and chiles. Chiles are my passion now.''
No word yet on whether Dan Kluger, the acclaimed chef at ABC Kitchen, will be involved. But the space will be designed by the same firm that worked on that restaurant, and this new project will also follow ABC Kitchen's "locavore approach." Pipa will close in August, and ABC Cocina will open in November.
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