Jamaica Plain welcomes a new restaurant to its ranks today with the opening of Brassica Kitchen + Cafe in the renovated Fazenda Cafe space at 3710 Washington St. Jeremy Kean and Philip Kruta, two of the members behind Whisk at Wink & Nod, teamed up with Jeremy's sister Rebecca Kean for this new dinner concept.
The team bought Fazenda last summer and kept operating it as a cafe while converting the space to suit the needs of Brassica, as previously reported. Today, the product of that year-long effort comes to fruition when the restaurant opens at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner service will run until midnight Tuesday through Saturday. During the day, the space will remain a cafe, serving coffee, pastries courtesy of chef Arthur Haynes, and sandwiches. Cafe hours start at 6 a.m. on weekdays (8 a.m. weekends) and end at 4 p.m. to prep for dinner service., as Boston Magazine reported. Thea Price-Eckles, formerly of Drink, is behind Brassica's cocktail program.
Kean and Kruta have spent the last year refining the concept for Brassica and previously tested menu items in the style of a supper club on Sunday nights. The menu will feature French-American cuisine, incorporating local and foraged ingredients, along with some revamped dishes from the Whisk days.