As reported last week, Brooklyn Fare's Manhattan outpost is very close to opening. But now, it turns out, without the originally planned chef. The rumor has been circulating through the industry for some time now, and today the Robs confirm that Frasca Food & Wine vet Jared Sippel will no longer helm the Manhattan kitchen.
Instead, chef César Ramírez, of the Michelin-starred original, will run both locations. To pull it off, the Brooklyn location will close for two weeks ahead of Manhattan's opening, and then go down to serving dinner only four nights a week instead of five. Ramirez will spend his other two work days at the Manhattan space, which will serve a seven course tasting menu for dinner, and likely a three course prix fixe for lunch and brunch. As of today, it's only waiting on a couple chandeliers to open.
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