Recently Opened Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 11/18/2015
Cassette. Photo: Julienne Schaer
113 Franklin St., 347-682-4111, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Catalonian cuisine assimilates nicely into the Greenpoint scene. Cassette, a sprawling bistro lined with picture windows, is around the corner from Kickstarter headquarters, so it serves as a canteen for its tech-savvy staff. Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen happens to be a partner along with Henry Rich and Joe Pasqualetto of Rucola in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill. Barcelona-style tapas like roasted red peppers with white anchovies and grilled octopus with nutty romesco sauce are a good gateway to digging into larger dishes of grilled dorade and juicy, pan-roasted chicken. Vegetable dishes are dominant in all categories, the fried brussels sprouts doused in cider vinegar and maple syrup being particularly delicious. Southwestern France rules the wine list.