Construction is humming along at Buckminster's, the forthcoming Point Breeze neo-bistro from Michael Pasquarello's 13th Street Kitchens (Bufad, Cafe Lift, Kensington Quarters), and today the group announced an exciting get for the new kitchen: Rob Marzinsky, who was the opening chef at Fitler Dining Room, will take the reins as exec.
Since leaving FDR early this year, Marzinsky has taken the opportunity to travel to Thailand and Vietnam, and spent six weeks working at Melbourne's renowned Attica, chef Ben Shewry's innovative showcase for native Australian ingredients that's regarded as one of the top restaurants in the world. Today's announcement from 13th Street Kitchens notes that some influences from Marzinsky's travels can be expected across Buckminster's menu. Expect a focus on seasonal small plates that pair well with drinks, as Buckminster's will have a full bar.
In the meantime, you can get a look at some of what Marzinsky's picked up on his travels as he pops up in Queen Village this weekend, August 13 through 16 at Little Fish (which is currently on a break for summer vacation). He'll be selling $10 Thai curry bowls from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and serving a four-course prix fixe each night, pulling inspiration from his travels to spotlight local ingredients, for $40 per person. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org for dinner reservations.)
Buckminster's, 1200 S. 21st St., opening fall 2015.