Not having been to the Queen’s Hideaway in Greenpoint, we had never heard of Liza Queen until the very publicized opening of Potlikker in Williamsburg. We never get to Brooklyn even though new restaurants are popping up daily that sound amazing. So when we went to our friend’s art show, Red Bull Curates at Villian, we thought it would be an opportune time to get into a hot restaurant. Enter Potlikker! It’s been on our short Brooklyn list since it opened.
We grabbed very comfortable leather seats at the bar, ordered drinks and dug into perusing the menu. It was difficult to decide as everything just looked amazing. It is a seasonal menu of local ingredients quite ingeniously combined. We started with a chicken liver pate served with French toast points, hot peppers and caramelized apples. The pate was light, fluffy and whipped like a mousse. The French toast is brilliant.
For entrees we went with small plates. I really wanted the End of Summer Chowder. It was perfect for an early Fall cool evening. On top were cheddar crackers that were out of this world.
Steve had Fried Oysters on a pancake with red pepper marmelade, at least that’s how we remember it. The restaurant has no website and I usually like to nail all of the ingredients by getting them directly off the menu.
From our seats at the bar, we looked directly into the kitchen. We watched as Liza and her team delivered some really great looking dishes!
This spot is a motivation to get on that L train!