Friday, August 12, 2011

Carroll Gardens Goes Bourgeois

As was previously reported elsewhere, a second iteration of the East Village bar Bourgeoise Pig will soon open in Carroll Gardens, the Brooklyn neighborhood that is already home to the cocktail bars Prime Meats, Brooklyn Social and Jake Walk. The venture is collaboration between Ravi DeRossi (Death and Co., Mayahuel, Cienfuegos, Amor y Amargo), the stealth force behind the East Village cocktail scene, Luis Gonzalez (chef at Death and Co. and Mayahuel) and Frank Cisneros, bartender of Dram and co-fonder of Drink, both in Williamsburg. 

"The beverage program will retain the approachability and affordability of the original's French wine cum sultry-lounge feel yet expand it's horizons, incorporating the whole of the Continent's best wine and spirits," said Cisneros. "Though whiskey, gin and rum will still abound, lesser utilized European libations such as Spanish brandies, Flemish sour beers and German eau-de-vies will play an important role in the cocktail list, which is inspired-by the individuality of each major European region."(Spanish brandies would certainly qualify as a lesser utilized liquor in these parts.)

Food-wise, there will be fondues, cheese, tapas-style dishes, a raw bar and house-made charcuterie. 

Bourgeoise Pig will take the space currently held by the Calpurnia, a curious Italian wine bar that looked like a bordello and was forever unpopulated. 

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