Downtown Brooklyn: We haven't heard much from chef César Ramirez, the Bouley and Danube vet who most recently earned two stars for his work at Bar Blanc, since he left/was fired from his last gig. But today his name pops up in a press release sent over by a resident of 200 Schermerhorn, who found it while investigating Brooklyn Fare, the new gourmet grocery store set to open on the ground floor.
"Also available at Brooklyn Fare will be an extensive menu of prepared meals ranging from salads and soups to an ever changing roster of hot meals, all of them designed and created by the chef César Ramirez and culinary staff in a dedicated kitchen, visible to passers-by, located justdown Schermerhorn Street in the same building. Chef Ramirez...offers a breadth of the selections providing restaurant-caliber lunches to people who work in Downtown Brooklyn..."Not exactly the place we expected him to pop up, but we all do what we have to when times are tough.
· Bar Blanc Swaps Chef Ramirez for Ex-Bouley'er Zijp [~E~]
· Brooklyn Fare Press Release [Official pdf]