Brasserie With an Eye on Expansion Takes Root in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
KARVÉR BRASSERIE AND BAKERY CAFÉ KarVér Hospitality, a new restaurant company owned by a group of investors and the chef Lisa Brefere, the Culinary Institute of America graduate behind the food programs at Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum, isn’t starting small. This 4,800-square-foot Brooklyn restaurant is the first of several projects for which Ms. Brefere is the culinary director. A sleek, modernized brasserie with an open kitchen and seats for 120, it also has a separate retail bakery and cafe. The company’s executive chef, Rostislav Kemelman, who worked at restaurants owned by Bobby Flay, April Bloomfield and Shelly Fireman, relies on local purveyors whenever possible, and the restaurant proudly lists more than a dozen.