3/28/2013 12:37:00 PM

Wylie Dufresne Opening Alder Tonight, Complete with Pigs in a Blanket

Rye pasta at Alder, courtesy of the restaurant 
Wylie Dufresne is considered by many to be the father of the molecular gastronomy movement, but for his second act, he is turning the dial down from the scientifically manipulated plates at his Lower East Side destination WD-50. His second venue, Alder, opens tonight, and promises to be a more casual (and more affordable) "modern interpretation of a public house."

Although the menu is full of seemingly simple dishes, you can surely expect some twists and turns - just witness the "pigs in a blanket" (quotation marks direct from the list) made with Chinese sausage, Japanese sausage and sweet chili mustard. Beverages are by mixologist Kevin Denton - the Dr. Dave's 'Scrip Pad (rye, yuzu, amaro and smoked maple) sound like the right type of medicine to us. Check out the full menu here, and drop by the no-reservations eatery tonight with all of the other industry obsessives (157 Second Ave.).

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