Partners Samantha Safer and chef Claire Welle are opening Otway tomorrow at 930 Fulton St., the same space that was home to their Clinton Hill Cafe, Tilda All Day.
The duo will open Otway without Daniel Nusbaum — a coffee shop vet who was the third owner of Tilda All Day. In September of last year, the trio split ways, and Safer and Nushbaum ended up in court. (Safer won ownership and briefly turned the space into Tilda At Night.) At the time, Welle distanced herself entirely from the partnership, telling Eater she would take a break before figuring out her next step.
Tomorrow, the Mas (farmhouse) vet Welle will helm the all-female kitchen, with a menu that includes roasted sunchokes with caramelized béchamel, fried tripe, squab with root vegetable tart, and a bevy of Welle’s pastries. In the kitchen with Welle will be fine-dining alums Allison Young, Claudia Capriles, and Lauren McGurrin. Expect homemade items like burnt almond pudding, rye bread loaves, and a buckwheat cake.
As of tomorrow, January 20th, Otway will be open from Thursday through Monday for dinner only. Stay tuned for more news as it becomes available and do let us know what you think if you happen to stop by this weekend.