Atrium DUMBO Opens on Brooklyn’s Waterfront

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
August 8, 2013 Updated: August 8, 2013

NEW YORK—The Atrium DUMBO, which opened in late July, offers a seasonal Southern French-inspired menu and has a mezzanine that overlooks the Brooklyn water front. 

Executive chef Laurent Kalkotour grew up in Aix-en-Provence as the great grandson of a Michelin-starred chef.

After working under mentors Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud in New York, Kalkotour offers a menu that showcases the simplicity of ingredients through classic technique such as a starter salad of Baby Greens with Pickled Berries, Beets and Almonds ($10)

The menu also includes Soft Cooked Egg with Crispy Spelt, Bacon, Mache, and Parmesan ($12), alongside house-made breads, and a selection of charcuterie and oysters.

Second courses include Octopus with Fennel and Nicoise Olives ($12); Pork Belly with Peaches, Pickled Honshimeji, Corn and Mint ($11); while third course highlights include Free Range Chicken with Spiced Eggplant, Yogurt, Harissa and Pine Nuts ($22); and Berkshire Pork Chop with Spoon Bread, Piquillo Peppers and Bacon Jam ($24).

Desserts including Baked Plum Crumb with Goat’s Milk Ice Cream; and Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Jalapeno Corn Bread, Cilantro, and Blackberry Sorbet.
Atrium DUMBO’s beverage menu is designed by 2011 American Sommelier Association’s Best Sommelier in America winner, Alexander LaPratt. 

The wine list features over 100 selections. 

PDT alumni Payman Bahmani, of Life’s A Cocktail, creates specialty cocktails such as Raspberry & Balsamic, Tea & Kalamansi, and Olive Oil (which is olive oil-infused vodka with sherry and a pinch of salt). 

All cocktails are $13 each. 

Atrium DUMBO
15 Main Street (at Water Street)
Sunday to Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.-midnight
Thursday to Saturday: 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m.  

Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff