Culinary Sagacity

~Thought for Food~

The Cathayans believed that the soul or mind is located not in the head but in the stomach.

Doubtless this explains why they fret so much about the preparation and serving of food.

It may also explain why their memories are so much better than ours.

Information is stored not in the finite head, but in the expandable stomach.

--Cyrus Spitama in Gore Vidal's Creation

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chef Cesar Ramirez and Brooklyn Fare, Now on Facebook!

That's right food lovers, if you want to follow Chef Cesar Ramirez and Brooklyn Fare, both the Kitchen and the Market, now you can be a Fan on Facebook. They'll be sharing updates on Market specials, catering menus, and press, as well as what the talented Ramirez concocts in his highly acclaimed Kitchen.

The expansion of Brooklyn Fare Kitchen is set for early July, when they'll go from the current one seating of ten people to two seatings of eighteen people, five nights a week. And, they'll keep all their Facebook Fans updated on the progress of the Kitchen's redesign, temporary closing (just a week though), and grand reopening.

Ramirez: "It's going to be a lot of work, but we're so excited. We needed to expand, but I wanted to keep the concept as close to what it is now, the intimate experience of eating in an actual kitchen. Now that we're on Facebook, we can share our excitement and progress with everyone."

As the lucky little Admin, yours truly will be keeping the Brooklyn Fare Facebook page updated with new images, inside scoops, and tidbits of wisdom from the sagacious Cesar Ramirez. I look forward to seeing you all there soon!!/pages/Brooklyn-NY/Brooklyn-Fare-Kitchen-Market/105845076110802?ref=ts

Photos courtesy of Roy Govshovitz


  1. uh oh. Does that mean Cesar is going mainstream? Next thing you know, he'll be encouraging diners to bring their cell phones, blackberries, digital cameras and video cameras to Brooklyn Fare!

  2. That's funny. I heard from another blogger he is NOT allowing any more photos in the Kitchen.

  3. The menu now asks guests to refrain from photography during the meal.

    He has apparently kicked guests out or asked them not to come back if they spend time on their blackberries, cell phones, etc.
    I frankly can't imagine how someone can enjoy the experience of dinner in Cesar's kitchen if you're preoccupied with emails, phone calls, tweets, etc.

  4. "Anonymous" from April 12 is correct! No photos, no Blackberries, no cell phones. Who would want to focus on anything but the food anyway? Turn off your mobiles, and don't be late for dinner!

  5. when is the new restaurant opening do you know?

  6. The new restaurant is planned to open around the second week of July (reconstruction going on schedule, we hope)!

  7. ...But it still won't be a traditional "restaurant" as they will keep the Chef's Table experience, only it will expand to 18 seats, and two services.

  8. I really like the pictures, where can I find info about the photographer?

  9. Hi Anonymous-

    The photographer isn't a photographer by trade, but he is one serious hobbyist. He's on Facebook, so you can look for him there. You can also email me at, and I can forward your info to him if you'd like.