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Cobble Hill’s Battersby Fosters NYT Love

June 29, 2012

“Battersby Is Poised For The New Brooklyn.” That’s the headline in a generally flattering New York Times restaurant review for “elbow to elbow” intimate Cobble Hill eatery Battersby at 255 Smith Street and Douglass Street, owned by Joseph Ogrodnek and Walker Stern. Quote: “At its best, the food at Battersby is thoughtful, poised, occasionally revelatory.”

Regarding the restaurant’s lamb, NYT reporter Ligaya Mishan muses, “This is a biography of lamb, intimate in its details. You sense that the person who cooked it broke down the animal himself. You do not coo over such a plate; you bow your head, in grace.” The menu of about a dozen dishes changes as often as three times a week, she reports.

Recommended on the menu are the kale salad, crab parfait, quinoa with herbs and lettuces, octopus and chorizo, branzino, lamb and spontaneous tasting menu. Prices range from $7 to $29, with a tasting menu for $65-$85.

One more amusing note… Mishan suggests that Smith Street is “a formerly insalubrious strip that is now just a Marc Jacobs away from becoming Brooklyn’s Bleecker.”

(Photo: New York Times/Elizabeth Lippman)

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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‘Serious Eats’ Sings Praises Of Cobble Hill Intimate Eatery Battersby

April 18, 2012

Foodie website Serious Eats tells it like it is… so when they like what they taste, there’s little higher praise. Last week, the New York site gave a shimmering review to Cobble Hill intimate eatery Bittersby at 255 Smith Street, titled “Good Food Comes in Small Spaces,” heralding co-owners and chefs Joseph Ogrodnek and Walker Stern.

Reviewer Carey Jones writes in an exhaustively detailed piece: “What did our meal at Battersby tell me? That these chefs have dead-on intuition for how people want to be eating. That they seize on an impulse and cook it well—not just rushing vegetables with a 3-week season onto their menu, but preparing them as well as if they did it every day. And that flavor, balance and execution all seem to matter enormously.”

Read the full review at Serious Eats here.

(Photo: Nona Brooklyn)

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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