Brasserie Central, one of fall's most anticipated restaurant openings is gearing up for its hot debut. As mentioned previously, the eatery is helmed by chef and owner of the acclaimed Pascal's on Ponce, Pascal Oudin. "Brasserie Central is a concept I've wanted to execute for quite some time," explains Oudin. "Here, we are true to the authentic Parisian brasserie, making everything from scratch daily, with classic French recipes and methods - much like I used to enjoy in Paris."
His new restaurant will dish out items like homemade sausages, pate and charcuterie; artisanal cheeses; full raw bar selections; traditional hors d'oeuvres, salads, sandwiches, and main plates; stove-to-table cocotte stews; and dessert. Also expect Old World cocktails; an oyster happy hour and a special afternoon menu with ice creams, crepes, waffles and coffee to round out the offerings.
As per its decor, the indoor/outdoor Brasserie Central sports a casual, rustic elegance with New World meets Old World detailing like exposed butcher block tables, bistro chairs, a 14-person communal table and modern light fixtures. Along the walls, antiqued mirrors display the 24 regions of France while large chalkboards feature chef's specials an cocktails.