Yesterday, Brooklyn Fare, the downtown Brooklyn grocery store with a two Michelin starred chef's kitchen attached made the following announcement on their Facebook page: "The Brooklyn Fare team is busy expanding the market AND designing a new restaurant right next door to The Chef's Table. It will have 50 seats and be classic, simple Fare for everyday eats!" Looks like famously temperamental chef Cesar Ramirez is striking while the iron's hot.
Reached by phone, Ramirez confirms the news, saying he hopes to open the new restaurant before the spring. He'll be in charge of the place, but he'll hire another chef (whose identity he's not yet ready to reveal, but it's someone who works with him) to run the show while he's busy running the Chef's Table next door. The pricepoint is still in flux, but the restaurant will be much more casual than its predecessor. He's planning a straightforward appetizer, entree, dessert structure and will serve seasonal fare with an emphasis on seafood, including sushi and grilled fish. Ramirez tells Eater the menu will have around 20 items, all "food that I would like to eat on my day off." No word yet on whether or not he'll allow photography.
· Brooklyn Fare Kitchen & Market [Facebook]
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