Chef Kevin Getzewich (formerly of Indaco and The Macintosh) joins the Normandy Farm Bakery team as they plan to open a breakfast/lunch/happy hour restaurant at 1 Broad St. In preparation for forthcoming eatery The Room (though that name may change), Getzewich is testing out menu items at 19 Broad St. (Normandy Farm Bakery and Bar Normandy).
The chef says that he wants to do something different at 1 Broad St. — don’t look for pork belly or shrimp and grits there. He cites the former Two Boroughs Larder, New York’s Russ and Daughters, Los Angeles’ Sqirl, and Venice’s Gjusta as inspiration for the menu testing. This means global-inspired, carb-heavy, West-Coast-meets-Upper-West-Side type of fare. Ben Johnson will supply the impeccable breads to the new space.
The team at 19 Broad St. has invited friends and family to test the food on Sundays (until the new space opens), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and while the door says “closed,” despite the packed room, other curious diners didn’t seem to get turned away this past weekend.
Here’s a sample menu from Getzewich:
• Normandy Farm Bakery Expands Footprint on Broad Street [ECHS]
• All Two Boroughs Larder Coverage [ECHS]
• Russ and Daughters [Official]
• Sqirl [Official]
• Gjusta [Official]