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peter j Jan 3, 2011 08:35 AM

Eric Ripert just tweeted, "2011 Prediction of the day: Le Bernardin will never be the same! Very soon...Stay tune, more tomorrow(:"

I dying of curiosity... what's the word?

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Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

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    fm1963 May 24, 2011 10:41 AM

    Le Bernardin just signed a new 15 year lease. Ripert and co-owner Maguy Le Coze will close the restaurant for a month in August for renovations.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business...

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    Le Bernardin
    155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

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      peter j Jan 4, 2011 06:15 AM

      So, here's the latest tweet: "By the end of 2011we will have accomplished our long time goal: To become entirely sustainable/green at LB. & delicious food still a must."

      I wonder how the menu will change...

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      Le Bernardin
      155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

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        scotty27 Jan 4, 2011 06:21 AM

        The fish he serves is benchmark for sustainability, which is real leadership. No blue fin, for example, on the menu.

        www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

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          TheDegustationAsian Jan 4, 2011 06:52 AM

          Guess I was wrong after all, haha. I agree with scotty27 that the restaurant already prides itself on its seafood sustainability, so I'm guessing this is just an natural extension of what they are doing already.

          Either way, looking forward to my meal there in a few weeks. Will be sure to report back with any changes if there are any.

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            peter j Jan 4, 2011 07:07 AM

            Yes according to the website, the restaurant does not serve endangered species like clilean sea bass, grouper, shark, swordfish, marlin, sailfish, and wild bluefin tuna.

            Looking forward to your report. I'll post mine as well.

        2. TheDegustationAsian Jan 3, 2011 08:59 AM

          Saw his tweet. My prediction is a redesign as predicted by Eater: http://ny.eater.com/archives/2010/10/...

          Wonder what will happen, have a dinner reservation there in early Feb.

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            peter j Jan 3, 2011 09:04 AM

            Thanks for the eater link. Redecorating is a good thing.

            I have a reservation in a couple of weeks too. So excited....

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              TheDegustationAsian Jan 3, 2011 09:25 AM

              Agree about the redesign if its indeed true. Liked Daniel's dining room better post their redesign. Used the same person who did Per Se.

              I saw Uni Caviar on the menu and made my reservation, haha. Hope you enjoy your meal and remember to request Laiskonis' egg!

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              Per Se
              10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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                peter j Jan 3, 2011 09:31 AM

                Yeah I thought for a moment that Ripert was giving up his lease, but if it's just a facelift then that's great if only for the publicity (not that the restaurant needs any).

                I will definitely not forget the Laiskonis egg this time around.

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