New Jean-Georges restaurant opens at Pier 17

Jean-Georges Vongerichten has opened a new seafood restaurant – his first – called The Fulton, located at Pier 17. The chef now has 36 restaurants across the globe, including ABC Kitchen, abcV and Public Kitchen here in New York, Market in Paris, and Mercato in Shanghai and Guangzhou. He named this one for the Fulton Fish Market, which he shopped at as a young chef in 1986, before the market was kicked out by Giuliani and relocated to Hunts Point. Some more backstory here, from Eater and some cool Berenice Abbott photos of the market back in the ’30s here in the collection of the Museum of the City of New York.

My pal David Alm has a piece in Forbes about the restaurant’s murals, created by Diego Castaño and Chandler Noah who told him they got their inspiration from the novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” There are 129 panels that the pair, along with five other painters, created by working around the clock over three months.

More TK when I get over there.