Alum’s winery grows in Brooklyn

We reported on Brian Leventhal, BSBA’05, several years ago in OlinBusiness Magazine when he opened a winery in Brooklyn, NY. So, we weren’t surprised to see a story on the
Gothamist website that the winery is doing very well and has opened a restaurant.

Brooklyn-Winery-WinemakingThe BKW Restaurant in Crown Heights “aims to serve dishes that pair well with their wines, naturally, some of which will be produced steps away from the dinner table at an on-site new micro-winery designed to try out new techniques,” according to Gothamist.

Brian Leventhal is co-owner with John Stires; executive chef is Michael Gordon. Warning the photos on the BKW website will make your mouth water and want to book the next flight to New York. Congratulations, Brian!

The chef, Michael Gordon, who worked at Bouley, Asiate and Savory, is producing wine-friendly fare like a chilled shiitake soup, crisp brussels sprouts with pastrami, roasted chicken breast with leg and thigh potpie alongside, hanger steak with red wine sauce, and pan-roasted skate. The restaurant has a library of the winery’s older vintages. It serves only its own wines, but that’s quite an extensive portfolio: 747 Franklin Avenue (Sterling Place), Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 718-399-1700, bkwnyc.com.  – The New York Times

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