A call to the restaurant confirms that DeCarlo intends to run a restaurant there for at least the season. Peasant opened in Nolita in 1999, with DeCarlo having built the stunning hearth — brick oven, grill, rotisserie, and cooktop fueled by wood and charcoal — in what used to be a garage.
“Honestly he has been interested in it for a few years and the timing just worked out,” an owner of the Greenport building, Andrew Rowsom, told the Northforker.
Ross closed Scrimshaw for the season in December after learning the building needs extensive repairs. Having opened Scrimshaw in 2004, Ross has made a mark in the culinary world. The cookbook author and instructor grew up in Hong Kong and, later while living in Europe, she was one of Marcella Hazan’s first students. She taught at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School, now ICE. She’ll return to classes and run events to the Red Dumpling Truck with chef Greg Ling, of Industry Standard, also in Greenport.
Other Manhattan restaurants opening outposts in Greenport this season include The Lucky Bee, slated to open at 314 Main St. in the spring.