The award-winning Gastropod restaurant on West 4th will close at the end of April and reopen two weeks later as Maenam, an authentic Thai restaurant that will have the same attention to detail in the service and a similarly amped wine and cocktail program. Gastropod will continue as a private catering company.
Andrew Morrison likens Maenam’s concept – fine food, accessible price points, and liquids emphasis – to a Thai Vij’s. And while I love Gastropod, the idea of a Thai version of Viji’s is pretty darn exciting.
Be sure to check out the video interview that Andrew did with chef Angus An, where the latter provides some background and details about the switch.
One question though, are oysters with grape jelly and horseradish snow a Thai dish? I sure hope so…
Last modified: March 31, 2009