Brooklyn Heights Wine Bars
127 Atlantic Ave. 11201
Cross Streets: Henry & Clinton St.
In an area on the side of Atlantic Avenue where previous choices were basically fish & chips, falafel and pizza, Brooklyn Heights will welcome a seasonal restaurant with a wine bar in the Winter of 2010. (Funds to make this all happen were raised from using the help of online crowdfunding website, Kickstart.)
Expect there to be a focus on the trend of the times: “local, seasonal American cuisine with a definite bias to all things gastronomically Brooklyn” and a wine list that will be “unique yet super approachable and affordable.”
Chef Alex Sorenson, formerly of Mas (Farmhouse), cooks oysters Rockefeller, black risotto with crisp mushrooms and rabbit lasagna. And you probably should check out their adventurous dessert: foie gras doughnuts.
The space is bright and airy with high ceilings and lots of exposed brick… warm, comfortable and interesting. As if sitting at a kitchen table, the chef prepares your meal right in front of you. The owners, hailing from PUBLIC, believe that “watching the art of cooking while you dine is like a new kind of theater and can be truly inspirational, changing the way you think about the food you eat.”
As other’s have mused: maybe they’ll have help from former Monday Room sommelier Ruben to design their wine list. (Updated wine list information to come.)