Fair Weather Bushwick: From Coffee To Fine Dining
Our favorite former coffee shop in the heart of hipster paradise – Fair Weather Bushwick– has now transformed into an entirely new full service restaurant!
After temporarily shutting its doors for renovations and hiring its first professional chef, Fair Weather Bushwick made its official debut this past Tuesday March 22. The haute affair featured the seasonal New American cooking of Chef, Partner and Baltimore native John Creger, best know for his work in Artisanal and Le Cirque.
Boasting a novel concept of dining, this modern eatery owned by Ebru Brun in partnership with Creger, will serve a 10 course tasting menu ($65) during the week, and an affordable a la carte menu Friday through Saturday – oh, and the best part: brunch on weekends from 9:30am to 5:00pm, so yes you can sleep in. New Sunday favorite? We think so! Dinner on Friday and Saturday will be served from 6:00pm to 10:30pm, with menu highlights such as Quinoa Fritters, Potato Gnocchi and Beef Short Ribs with smoked gouda polenta.
With an intimate 22 seat dining room and the personal homy touch of owner/mastermind Ebru Brun – who will greet all diners and run front of house – weeknights at Fair Weather Bushwick will feel like the chic Brooklynite dinner party of our dreams. Tuesday through Thursday there will be one seating available at 8:00pm for a tasting of the new menu ($65 and open bar $30), which will be led and introduced by none other than Chef John Creger – whom also created a playlist to accompany the food. The menu will vary weekly, making sure to keep things interesting for the oh-so-busy New Yorkers.
Highlights from last night’s opening tasting included: deconstructed Cold Spring River Clam Chowder, Grilled Clam cooked in its own juices (with a side of potato puree, bacon, crispy leeks and trout roe), Barber’s Farm Cauliflower Textures over a Bengal curry puree and a Four Story Hill Farm Pork Belly glazed with harissa and maple, sous vide, served with saffron poached carrots and black quinoa. We bet your mouth watered just reading those. The innovative and ever-changing menu will list the provenance of the produce, seafood and meats. For the alcohol, there will be a variety of craft beers from Blackberry Farm, Evil Twin and Crooked Stave, among others as well as several varieties of wine.
The design of this eatery is the essence of Bushwick style with its brick-walled interiors and cabin-inspired long wooden tables. The scene is young and hip with a touch of serenity and high-class refinement. Artwork by local artists is displayed on the walls and the ceramic plates in which you will eat are made by Brooklyn ceramic artist Wynne Noble of Noble Plateware. Like the good Brooklynites they are, the team at Fair Weather supports local manufacturers and artisans, like no other; in fact, most of the products carried at the restaurant come from local companies such as Bushwick’s Braven Brewing Company, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Brooklyn Roasting Company and Bellocq teas.
As soon as it gets warmer, this trendy restaurant will unlock their cozy backyard which holds 24 additional seats and a whole lot of sunshine. Go try out the quinoa, enjoy the vibes and sip on a cold beer this weekend at Fair Weather Bushwick – 274 Wyckoff Ave.