Over the past few months, Williamsburg cocktail den Maison Premiere has slowly morphed into a full-fledged restaurant. Back in August, the owners hired chef Jared Stafford-Hill, formerly of Adour and Craft, to create a new food menu. They also added a serious kitchen in the basement (previously the space only had a raw bar), and Stafford-Hill began offering tasting menus upon request. Those long-form meals have become so popular that the bar is now taking reservations for them, up to one month in advance.
The deal is six courses for $95 a head. Each menu includes oysters and crudo plates, a prepared seafood dish, meat, and dessert. There are a lot of tasting menus being served in Brooklyn and Manhattan these days, but it will be interesting to see what the critics and bloggers think about a long-form menu served in a cocktail parlor setting. Reservations can be made by calling or emailing the restaurant.
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