BUSHWICK — A "farm-to-fork" restaurant with shareable dishes inspired by Spanish, Italian and Colombian flavors opened in Bushwick last week.
Maite Bushwick, located at 159 Central Ave., will change its menu weekly based on what's available from local organic farms, said co-owners Ella Schmidt and Kano Mitchell.
Schmidt, the chef, is Colombian but is inspired by Italian, Spanish and southern French cuisine, she said.
Though the menu will change, at least two dishes on the menu each day will be pasta, rolled fresh in the morning, she said.
Other possible dishes include items like empanditas and Brussels sprouts with anchovy, pear, ginger, walnut and pecorino cheese.
The price of dishes ranges between $5 and $16, the owners said.
"The idea is that we want people to come and not just order one thing for themselves, but to order a few things and share with the table," Mitchell said. "You can taste a lot of — if not most of — the menu when you come in."
The spot is open for dinner 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 5 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.
"We’re trying to do really good food in a very chill place," Schmidt said. "A very cozy, homey type of European type feel."
In other local business news:
► A new muay thai gym has opened on Grand Street in Williamsburg.
Williamsburg Muay Thai, which teaches a form of kickboxing from Thailand, opened last week at 672 Grand St., at the corner of Manhattan Avenue.
For the grand opening, the first month's membership is discounted to $100. Full memberships start at $120 per month with a one-year contract, or $140 per month without a contract.
► Umami Burger opens its Williamsburg location at 156 N. Fourth St. on March 12, according to a spokesman.
The California chain already has two locations in New York, one in Greenwich Village and one in dowtown Manhattan's Brookfield Place.
It's known for its original Umami burger, with parmesan frico, shiitake mushrooms, roasted tomato, caramelized onions and Umami house ketchup.