Kensington Market corner restaurant The Bellevue (61A Bellevue, at Nassau) has experience with hosting pop-ups and collaborating with chefs, but starting next week, owner Chris Dardarian is taking it to the next level by letting chefs take over dinner service for a few days.
Steve Gonzalez, who is still without a home for his venture Bushwick, will be cooking his style of Mexican food from Oct. 9 – 11 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Filipino chef Robbie Hojilla (formerly of Ursa) will be taking over The Bellevue from Oct. 16 – 19. Both will be serving a la cart and a no-reservations policy will be in effect.
A preview menu from Gonzalez shows dishes like fried empanadas; a hot pot of tamarind, chicken, beef tripe and neck, rice noodles, and plantains; and of course, his signature cerviches. One is made of octopus, calamari, scallop, squid ink, corn, leche de tigre, and citrus. Hojilla’s sample menu (subject to change) includes fried pork hock; sea bass in a tamarind both with stewed tomatoes; and escabeche of mackerel with apples.
More info on The Bellevue’s Facebook page.