FiDi’s Beekman Hotel has been on our radar screen as home to Tom Collichio’s highly anticipated restaurant. Well, that restaurant finally has a name: Fowler and Wells. Iconic American food but with French technique, that’s going to be its offering. Who doesn’t love that? According to Colicchio, “For me, I always felt that the space should go hand-in-hand with the food. For some reason, when I look at what we’ve done design-wise, that’s what it feels and wants. It doesn’t want anything super modern.” The restaurant will seat 90 while the lounge, a more casual space in the atrium will seat about 70. As per the NYT, “Mr. Colicchio named his restaurant for two phrenologists who practiced their pseudoscience in the building. With his executive chef, Bryan Hunt, he has devised a seasonal menu with dishes like chicory salad with pears, candied walnuts and Roquefort cheese; sautéed foie gras with persimmons, pink peppercorns and bitter greens; and rabbit schnitzel with pistachios and lemon. Favorites from an earlier era, like lobster thermidor and beef Wellington, will be offered as specials. “I think of this as old New York modernized,” Mr. Colicchio said.”
Needless to say, we can’t wait to partake in this culinary experience!