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Chang, Carmellini, Boulud, and More Chefs Flock to wd~50's Last Supper

Wylie Dufresne's flagship restaurant went out in style last night.

Daniel Krieger

The culinary glitterati came out last night for the final meal at wd~50. Die-hard fans have been flying in from across the country over the past few weeks for a final meal, but last night's turnout was unmatched. Here's what everyone had to say:

Andrew Carmellini: "#wd50 the last menu with friends....great run Wylie!"

Jim Meehan got a bit nostalgic:

So did David Chang:

Daniel Boulud Instagrammed the same image, writing: "Lot of friends, lot of love on 50 Clinton St tonight @WD50nyc #great team #NewYorkFinestChef you are very special #WylieDufresne and come back soon."

Modernist Cuisine co-author Chris C. Young stopped by for a selfie with the chef:

Wylie Dufresne documented the last savory dish to exit his kitchen (lamb loin with black garlic romesco, pickled ramps and dried soybean):

While Dave Arnold captured the last sweet one:

Brazilian chef Julien Mercier, in from Sao Paulo instagrammed: "Yesterday was a sad day, but a happy day! This picture, (credit of Dave Arnold) is the last dish to ever go out of the @wd50nyc kitchen. Congratulations to #williedufresne for his work and the inspiration he was for so many of us! I am sure he will soon have a new project and blow our minds again. #wd50"

Dufresne tweeted his final thank you late last night:

For those dealing with the emotional (and physical) hangover from last night, the restaurant sent diners home with one final taste:

What's next is still unknown. In the immediate future, Dufresne will focus on his East Village restaurant, Alder. He is also reportedly looking for a new restaurant space, but it's unclear how soon that will materialize. And when it does, don't expect him to open something exactly like the old wd~50.


50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

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