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Translating taste

A Parisian takes LLNYC on tour of Le District in the Financial District

July 19, 2015 05:00PM

551d96e3b3bb9e3c55854040_Le_District_CheeseFrom Luxury Listings NYC: Le District, a French-themed grocery and food court that recently debuted at Brookfield Plaza in the Financial District has been called the “French Eataly.” But like so many things in NYC, Eataly — a sprawling 50,000-square-foot labyrinth dedicated to Italian food — owes its success in part to a perceived authenticity. So is Le District parlaying a similar enchantment into success? LLNYC decided to test that theory and see if Le District measures up to the culinary fastidiousness of a French native. LLNYC invited its resident Parisian, The Real Deal’s designer Keziah Makoundou, to shop, eat and potentially turn up her nose. [more]