On November 2, 2017, David Bouley will open Bourley at Home. While diners will have to pay $225 for a place at one of eight settings every Thursday thru Saturday, they can expect to not be served by a waiter. Instead, guests will open a drawer near their seat to get their silverware. Chefs who will be working in an open kitchen will explain each food, and producers will explain how many of the foods are raised and prepared via video presentations. When it opens, the building which David Bouley calls an educational experience will also have a food lab, cooking school and bakery.
Diners in New York City may already be familiar with David Bouley as he used to own Burley’s. That popular New York City restaurant spun off Le Bernardin and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. David already owns Brushstroke,, Bouley Boutanical and Bouley Test Kitchen. Soon, diners will be able to eat lunch at the establishment for $75.
David says that he has traveled around the globe looking at ideas similar to this one. He says that it is loosely based on the Bulthaup’s test kitchens. Everything in the 16,000 square foot building will be healthy, for optimum benefit and enjoyed within a communal setting. The menu will focus on seasonal creation prepared without the use of preservatives. He hopes the move to the Flatiron district will help him teach others the importance of good foods within their diets. Many of the chefs who will prepare food at the five stations have worked for David Bouley in his former locations.While diners can just walk in when seats are available, the only way to get tickets is to go to their website as tickets will not be available at online sites.