As expected, wd~50, Wylie Dufresne’s temple to uncompromisingly cerebral cuisine will serve its final meal tonight. Dufresne's other restaurant, Alder, holds a place on the Eater 38 list and is still going strong. The chef has plans to open a restaurant similar to, but not exactly the same as wd~50 in the near future. Details to follow.
Wylie Dufresne tweeted the restaurant's final menu:
Many chefs and food personalities have been visiting the restaurant while they still can:
Anthony Bourdain described his meal at wd~50 as "epic."
The word "epic" as a descriptor horrendously overused. Except tonight. One of last ever meals at #WD50— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) November 27, 2014
Danny Bowien and his family spent Thanksgiving in the restaurant's private dining room.