What’s left to do after you’ve toured the world as the lead singer of a band? Open a wine bar in Williamsburg, of course.
James Murphy, of the late LCD Soundsystem, acknowledges that the move isn't exactly obvious. He semi-jokingly summed up the venture, called The Four Horsemen and set to open next month at 295 Grand St., to the New York Times as his need for “something with really low margins, high risk, brutal hours and which I have no experience at.”
If you’re doubting Murphy’s foodie cred, he went through a phase so indulgent that he developed gout. The passion for wine, according to the Times, came when he tried a “radical” Sicilian orange variety. Expect that kind of adventurousness on the wine list, plus a planned collaboration or two with Brooklyn Brewery, general manager Katrina Birchmeier tells Hospitality Magazine.
Plates large and small will be served by chef Nick Curtola (Franny’s), changing with the season and ranging from pig’s ear terrine to aged duck breast with wild fennel, according to Birchmeier.