It has been almost seven months since Hudson Eats opened in Brookfield Place, the $250 million redevelopment of the World Financial Center. The high-end food court is almost complete (and has been for some time), with only one kiosk left to fill. It will be taken by Northern Tiger, which is set to open in the space in January. The kiosk is helmed by Erika Chou and Doron Wong of Yunnan Kitchen, and will serve dumplings and noodles using produce from "premier local farms from the New York and New Jersey area." It certainly sounds more up market that Panda Express, and might even remind some of the RedFarm concession in the now-defunct FoodParc.
Meanwhile on the corner of Vesey and North End Avenue, the space that will be the future home of Parm is still looking pretty raw; like a pale, pink slab of veal waiting to be breaded and fried. The project is expected to be completed in the spring of next year. With any luck, it will follow the model of the one about to open on the Upper West Side, and offer all the entrees all the time. It will be joined at around the same time by Le District, the Eataly-esque French market from Peter Poulakakos and Paul Lamas, and Beaubourg, the French restaurant helmed by chef Jordi Valles within that market. Then in the summer Jose Garces should be ready to open his Spanish tapas restaurant Amada, and at some point those will also be joined by the reboot of L'Atelier by Joel Robuchon.