With five cooks aligned in an open kitchen, the farm to table Italian restaurant Faro is creating intricately plated dishes that are approachable, mouthwatering, and simply delicious. Without a doubt, since the earning of their Michelin star this past fall, the restaurant which translates into Lighthouse in Italian has intrigued food enthusiasts, and has attracted many to the up and coming Brooklyn neighborhood, Bushwick.
Husband and wife duo Kevin and Debbie Adey have both; in their own right earned their stripes in the fine dining industry. Both climbed the ranks at notable restaurants such as Jean George, Le Bernardin and Northeast Kingdom. Together, they have combined their expertise, and the couple opened Faro in 2015.
Chef Kevin has been devoted to sourcing local produce, sustainably raised and harvested ingredients, and he sources only from farmers and producers he knows personally. Every pasta (which can number up to seven) is made from scratch beginning at 9am every morning. The menu offers a variety of dishes that will satisfy the broad demographic of food enthusiasts in which Faro attracts. Cohesively, Debbie leads Faro’s front of house staff, and her wine list is versatile, delicious and complimentary to her husband’s menu.
Faro has a vibe of casual elegance. This approach to hospitality has truly made an impact and has been influencing more and more of the world’s best restaurants. “Guests shouldn’t feel guilty about wearing sweats and a hoodie and eating great food.” Laughs Chef Kevin. The relaxed and casual environment certainly does not reflect the quality and dedication in which Faro boasts.
436 Jefferson St. Bushwick
Dinner: Monday thru Saturday from 6pm to 11pm and Sunday 4pm to 10pm. A Chef’s Tasting Menu is served at the six seat Chef’s Counter Friday and Saturdays at 8pm by reservation only (8 courses, $85).