Gwynnett St.

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For those of you who don’t know, I work at an amazing restaurant in East Williamsburg Brooklyn called Gwynnett St. A co-worker of mine from my days at Esca opened this place about a year and a half ago. I ate here many times last spring and when I was looking to do something different for work last September, Carl offered me a job. I love working here (even though its about a hour commute each way!) because the food is just so good- it makes my job as a waitress easy when the food sells itself.

I was lucky enough to go in for a tasting menu last night with Lauren. I helped her move about two months ago so she insisted on treating me to dinner. How could I refuse? Normally the tasting menu is 7 courses (and at $85 it is one of the best deals you’ll find in the city) but Chef Owen sent us out 9 courses! We were even able to try a dessert that isn’t on the menu yet! Here’s what we got!


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Our first round of cocktails:

Green Acres (L)- hendricks gin with fennel

Darling Buds (R)- ford’s gin with riesling and strega

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Stinging Nettle Soup (before the broth was poured)

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Stinging Nettle Soup- raw clam, pickled kombu seaweed, parsley root and nasturtium

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Fluke crudo with cucumber broth, marinated shaved cucumber, green almond, knotweed and fresh horseradish

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Cocoa nib pasta with braised artichoke, sunflower seed puree and charred white onion petals

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Second round of cocktails:

Mr Pink (L)- mexcal, absinthe, elderflower with a rim of pink peppercorn, salt and sugar

Flower Power (R)- pisco, aperol, rose petal, rose water and lemon

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Lauren enjoying the last bites of the cocoa nib pasta

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Lamb’s tongue with fresh fava beans, fava bean emulsion, dried fava bean cake and smoked feta

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Cashew tofu with cauliflower and turmeric puree, pickled turmeric, charred cauliflower and black garlic (this is my fav!)

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My last cocktail:

Road to Nowhere- rye whiskey, amaro and orange bitters

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Cobia with roasted celtuce, asparagus and fermented cranberry

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Beef with beef heart, broccoli raab, broccoli florets, pickled ramps and flowers

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Our first dessert (which isn’t on the menu yet)- Strawberry with elderflower meringue and lemon verbena custard

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Our final course- Carrot/cardamom cake, carrot custard, caramel sauce, milk and honey candies with milk and honey sorbet

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And to finish it all off? A montenegro on the rocks with orange to help my very full stomach!
Gwynnett St really is a hidden gem so make sure to check it out next time you’re in the city!
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