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New Brooklyn Restaurant James- Worth a Try?

I read three blurbs on a new American restaurant in Prospect Heights in Brooklyn and I have to say, I’m intrigued.  It looks sophisticated and the menu sounds really good.  It’s called James, opened by a chef who used to cook at Bouley and Union Pacific, and his wife, an event planner.  A good sign that they’re invested in this spot: they live in the apartment upstairs from the restaurant.  Read more here, here, and here.

 

Menu:

SMALL PLATES
Warm White and Green Asparagus Salad with a Bucheron and Chive Fondue
Seared Diver Scallops with Watercress Puree and Preserved Kumquats
Organic Pennsylvania Greens with Sherry and Black Pepper Dressing
Spinach Salad with Roasted Shallots, Shiitake Mushroom and Parmesan-Reggiano
Steamed Zucchini Blossoms stuffed with Peekytoe Crab, Tomato and Lemongrass
East and West Coast Oysters
Crispy Sweetbreads, Rhubarb Honey Glaze and Dandelion Greens
Grilled Prawns with Lemon and Sunchoke Puree, Garlic Confit

MAIN COURSE
Grass Fed Beef Burger with Cotswald Cheese on Brioche with Herb Fries
Herb Crusted East Coast Halibut with Spring Vegetables and Horseradish Cream
Grilled Organic Salmon with Stewed Leeks and Heirloom Carrots, Chervil Pistou
Pine Nut and Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb Eggplant Timbale, Jus Natural
Dry Aged Shell Steak, Roasted Marrow Bone, Au Poivre Sauce and Stinging Nettles
Sautéed Skate with Capers, Lovage and Roasted Potatoes
Poached Breast of Chicken with Roasted Thigh, Roasted Treviso and Lemon Thyme Jus
Fava Bean Ravioli with Morels Broth and Ramps Greens

DESSERT
Strawberry Shortcakes with Framboise Crème 
Ricotta Cheesecake Beignets with Raspberry Red Wine Coulis
Chocolate Ganache Cake with Hazelnut Center and Brandy Ice cream
Grilled Lemon Almond Pound Cake with Rhubarb Sorbet
Caramelized Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Tahitian Vanilla

 

www.jamesrestaurantny.com

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