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Wylie Dufresne's greatest hits live again at The NoMad Bar

The chef closed his celebrated wd~50 restaurant in 2014.
Chef Wylie DufresneProvided

Wylie Dufresne may still be without a kitchen of his own after the shutters of wd~50 and Alder, but he’s been having fun doing stints at his friends’ restaurants in the meantime.

Though his projects so far — a whimsical brunch sandwich with Dominique Ansel, curry dishes at Soho Tiffin Junction — next place he’s popping returns him to upscale dining: The NoMad Bar. Chef Daniel Humm and co-owner Will Guidara tell Grubstreet they invited Dufresne into their kitchen because they missed his cooking.

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Back are the iconic rye pasta with pastrami, the egg-loving Dufresne’s fried Benedict, a take on potato chips with cheese dip, and the fanciest pigs in a blanket you’ll ever eat. The dishes, along with a cocktail by Alder’s former bar manager Kevin Denton, are available now through Dec. 23.


Dufresne closed his pioneering molecular gastronomy restaurant wd~50 in 2014 after a developer bought the building it was in, then the American gastropub Alder in 2015. But just wait until you see what he does with doughnuts.

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