Sean MacPherson Disses (Mario) Carbone Then Teams Up With Him for His New Hotel
Now that we've finally seen the inside of The Marlton, we're ready to turn our attention to Sean MacPherson's next new hotel. After years of delays, things are finally moving along at 180 Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side, and while we are still waiting for The Marlton's Café Marlton to open up, the hotelier has released details of what will be The Ludlow's restaurant.
Last month we had some insider information on The Ludlow's 162 guest rooms and now Sean MacPherson has spoken to Eater and told them that he is teaming up with Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi (of Torrisi and Carbone restaurants) and their parent company, Major Food Group, to develop the new hotel's restaurant. Interesting news, given that MacPherson majorly dissed Carbone in the New York Times' Style section just a week ago:
“You go into Carbone, and the whole thing is so fake" He told the Times. "I went for dinner and I was embarrassed to be there".
Anyway, things did seem to be moving along on Ludlow when we visited again last week. Eater is saying the hotel is set for a spring 2014 opening, however, which is a tad more conservative than the end-of-the-year opening date we were promised on our last visit.