Alas, I’ll by no means make it as a paparazzo. Victoria Beckham got here striding out of Fouquet’s New York — the model new lodge at 456 Greenwich from the French firm Resort Barrière — and as an alternative of grabbing my telephone, I stood there slack-jawed on the sight of somebody sporting rhinestone encrusted clear boots at 1:30 within the afternoon on a Wednesday. In a flash of sparkle, she and her entourage climbed into the ready Escalade earlier than my instincts kicked in.
However I did try the lodge foyer! (In fact it’s opulent. Charges are round $1000 an evening.) The employees informed me the eating places are usually not but open — the truth is the doorways on Desbrosses weren’t open — for the reason that liquor licenses are nonetheless pending, which appears arduous to consider since they have been earlier than CB1 first a yr in the past. UPDATE! The SLA informed me the licenses have been authorised on 10/15/2022 and ought to be issued this week.
However the web site says the Brasserie Fouquet’s is open from 7a to 10:30a, then midday until 10:30p (with no liquor out there). The Par Ici Café will open in late October.
The foyer entrance is on Greenwich; the eating places could have a public entrance on Desbrosses, which has repaired cobblestone streets.
Extra TK once I can get a tour.