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Williamsburg's Aska and Bushwick's Faro Snag Michelin Star Ratings

By Gwynne Hogan | November 17, 2016 2:01pm
 Faro earned itself a Michelin star this year.
Faro earned itself a Michelin star this year.
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BUSHWICK — Two North Brooklyn restaurants —one boasting homemade pastas and the other cooking up Scandinavian delights — scored stars from the internationally-acclaimed restaurant guide Michelin this year, according to Eater who got an advanced copy of the 2017 guide.

Aska, at 47 S. 5th St. near the waterfront, just burst onto the scene this summer, and already earned itself two stars.

The project of Swedish chef Fredrik Berselius features Scandinavian-inspired dishes like smoked lamb and squid tart with a tasting menu that starts at $215 per person, not including beverages.

In nearby Bushwick, an elegant New American cuisine eatery with homemade pastas called Faro at 436 Jefferson St. scored one star this time around, after earning a hat tip from the guide last year when it made it to their Bib Gourmand list, which honors the area's best restaurants with meals under $40.

Chef and owner Kevin Adey concocts dry, aged duck breast, duck liver mousse, scallops in parsley cream and roasted octopus all for under $26.

Last year the secretive Michelin judges cited Faro's "sweet pea porridge studded with fresh morel mushrooms; and light, chewy gnocchi Sardi dotted with sweet ricotta, braised goat, artichokes, and tomatoes" as some of their most tantalizing offerings.

Adley and Berselius couldn't be reached for further comment.

The two restaurants join a list of six other North Brooklyn restaurants to have earned Michelin stars including Blanca, Meadowsweet, Peter Luger Steakhouse, SemillaDelaware and Hudson and Luksus.