An 18-seat cafe in a Brooklyn grocery store has won two stars from the prestigious Michelin Guide to New York.
Michelin Guide director Jean-Luc Naret calls the Chef's Table at the Brooklyn Fare grocery "one of the 300 greatest'' restaurants in the world.
It melds French technique with Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines.
The price of the tasting menu isn't quite as humble as the surroundings: $135 per person.
Cesar Ramirez tells The New York Times he never expected the honor. But the chef and partner is glad Brooklyn is getting recognition.
"It's always about Manhattan,'' Ramirez said.
Ramirez says he's eternally grateful to his mentor. David Bouley's restaurant got one star in the guide.