Dufresne announced his new venture, Du's Donuts and Coffee, on Twitter.
Super excited to announce my new project at 55 Wythe/The William Vale Hotel...more details coming soon!! pic.twitter.com/1DK4XTWg3U— Wylie Dufresne (@wyliedufresne) September 6, 2016
Dufresne, who has acted as a judge on "Top Chef" and earned himself a James Beard award for best NYC chef in 2013, has garnered praise for concoctions like fried mayonnaise and pickled beef tongue and his use of molecular gastronomy, in which chefs introduce science to cooking.
Dufresne was going to open a new hotel in the Financial District, but those plans fell through, Grub Street previously reported.
The towering William Vale Hotel opened Thursday with rooms that run between $400 and $800 a night, according to its website.
It's wasn't immediately clear when the donut shop would open. Dufresne did not immediately respond to a request for more information.