Chef Tim Wiechmann has shared some tasty details about the menu at Bronwyn, the restaurant that he and his wife, not coincidentally also named Bronwyn, are opening in Union Square this winter. "We are psyched to be exploring the cuisines of Germany, Austria, Alto Adige and Eastern Europe," he writes. The Alto Adige region is an autonomous area in northern Italy that was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire until 1919, so the cuisine there is an interesting blend of Italian, German, and Hungarian. Wiechmann adds that they've been busy testing recipes "from unique hand twisted Bavarian Sausages like Miltwurst and Currywurst, to exciting artisan breads - rye Bier bread, giant Pretzels, Honey-Poppy Challah – to northern Italian noodles and dumplings." They posted a food porneriffic shot of a bread basket on Facebook last week, and a potential diner responded, "They look young love your pretzels [sic]." Sounds delightful, yes?
The restaurant will have a full liquor license, and Wiechmann says that the beverage staff is busy "hand selecting wines and Schnapps from Austria and further East, as well as creating a rockin' Bier list that will have Czech and German specialties."
Construction is moving along at Bronwyn, which is taking over the former space of Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar as well as an adjacent store in the heart of Union Square. Earlier reports of a December opening may be wishful thinking at this point, though, as an announcement on the website of the Wiechmanns' other restaurant, T.W. Food, gives February as the opening date.
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