The chef of shuttered Michelin-starred restaurant Luksus has plans for his next act — a gelato company called Burns Gelato.
Chef Daniel Burns ended his critically-acclaimed Nordic tasting menu restaurant in popular Greenpoint beer bar Tørst at the end of last year, and at the time, said he would be working on new projects, including collaboration dinners. (Tørst remains open, offering different food.) Now, he’s posted a cryptic Instagram photo debuting Burns Gelato, only saying that it’s “coming soon.”
Details are still slim, but Burns said last year that he’s “been pretty geeky about ice cream and gelato.” Eater has reached out to him for more information on what it will entail, where it might be, and more.
The chef is an alum of high-profile restaurants like Momofuku’s culinary lab and Noma. At the latter, he developed and ran a pastry program, which falls in line neatly with the new gelato project. Luksus was his first solo endeavor. It opened at the back of Tørst in 2013, and in 2014, the tasting menu was the first restaurant to gain a Michelin star without a liquor or wine menu.