Eamon Rockey, formerly of Atera and Eleven Madison Park, is teaming up with Fredrik Berselius, one half of the team behind Williamsburg's Scandinavian pop-up restaurant Frej, to open a yet-to-be-titled restaurant in Brooklyn this fall. The beverage program will play off of the flavors and experiences that Rockey encountered on a recent trip to Sweden with Berselius. Expect plenty of intellectual rigor behind the cocktails, which will focus on greenmarket ingredients and a variety of different techniques and experimental preparations. Rockey hopes to open with a concise, but serious Old World wine list to back up what he hopes to be a "pairings heavy beverage program."
As for the food, Rockey is tight-lipped, but says that Berselius will "stay true to his Scandinavian roots," and hints at sticking with the tasting format that's worked so well for Berselius at Frej. There's still no word yet on when Frej will reopen (it closed in June), or whether Berselius will still be a part of it. An employee at Kinfolk Studios tells Eater that they're currently working on some renovations to the space and that the return of Frej might still be another month away. Is it possible that this new Rockey-Berselius project could replace the Scandinavian pop-up?
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