“Queer Eye” followers gained’t need to go on the Netflix makeover collection to get a style of Antoni Porowski’s cooking.
The Fab 5 member and resident meals skilled is opening his personal restaurant in New York Metropolis’s West Village … and no, it gained’t be avocado-themed.
Regardless of Porowski jokingly changing into related to the favored fruit after just a few episodes of the present, his new culinary endeavor will serve a wide range of fast-casual meals for the “30s well being and health” crowd, The New York Occasions stories.
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The restaurant, Village Den, will open within the former diner of the identical title and can serve comfort-themed dishes with a wholesome spin, like cabbage rolls filled with turkey and cauliflower rice and macadamia-crusted fish sticks with maple parsnip mash, with low carb and Keto-friendly choices, in keeping with the Occasions.
In preparation for the opening, Porowski mentioned he and his enterprise companions spent three weeks “locked in a kitchen” developing with the menu.
No stranger to the culinary world, Porowski spent over a decade pre- “Queer Eye” fame working within the business in New York and Montreal as a busboy, waiter, common supervisor and sommelier.
“I’ve expertise extra on the front-of-house facet of issues, however I’ve all the time had a powerful reverence and a respect for cooks…they’ve all the time been kind of like my rockstars,” Porowski mentioned at a “Queer Eye” panel in June.
Whereas Porowski mentioned it was by no means his “dream” to open a restaurant, at Village Den, he plans to go away the day-to-day operations to his companions, Lisle Richards and Eric Marx of the Metric restaurant group, so he can “hyper-focus on one easy factor, which is meals,” he instructed the Occasions.
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“I spotted that [food has] been this fixed [in my life] that’s all the time been there ultimately, form, or type, whether or not it’s privately cooking for my household and family members and mates, to working in an expert capability. It’s all the time been there,” Porowski mentioned.
Village Den is reportedly scheduled to open in September and Porowski’s cookbook, that includes over 100 recipes, is about to be revealed within the spring of subsequent 12 months.