Boulud Continues Worldwide Expansion; Blumenthal Moves on from Bad Fish Fiasco


Just weeks after announcing a Singaporean outpost of DB Bistro Moderne, Daniel Boulud reveals plans to open a Bar Boulud in London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park next spring. Bloomberg reports that Gilles Verot, known for his charcuterie in Paris, will helm the kitchen. Boulud said in a statement that the restaurant would combine “New York’s energy and spirit, a little French soul and tradition, and a touch of London.”

It won’t be the only new resto for the Mandarin Oriental. Heston Blumenthal is celebrating avoiding prosecution for poisoning 529 diners at his Michelin-starred Fat Duck by opening a restaurant there in late 2010.

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