Museum Eats: Saul Makes a Move

Museum Eats: Saul Makes a Move

It's only natural to follow up an afternoon of fine art with an evening of fine dining. With the recent relocation of Saul—a Park Slope restaurant staple that has just found a new, more artsy abode at The Brooklyn Museum—doing so just got a bit easier. It seems to be a good fit: The plates coming out of this kitchen are works of art themselves. 

It all started fourteen years ago when Chef Saul Bolton opened his namesake eatery in Boerum Hill. The place did well, earning a reputation among locals for its New American dishes and eventually earning a Michellin star. After years of continued culinary success, Bolton decided to shake things up. The result? First rate fare—think: charred Spanish octopus (pictured) and dry-aged sqab—has now come to a world-renowned museum.

When I walked into the sleek, modern, 87-seat space for the opening night party, the room was abuzz with chatter. "Boerum Hill will dearly miss Saul!" "He's moving on up!" "Now I have a reason to come to the museum!" It was hard not to get excited, especially when standing before the space's large windows that open into art-filled galleries. Prime real estate, indeed. 

The union of culture and cuisine is a wedding of life's finest pleasures. My plan? I'm hitting the Brooklyn Museum's The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk (Oct. 25-Feb. 23, 2014)—an exhibit celebrating the famed French couturier's career—and, once I've fed my mind, I'll let Chef Bolton feed the rest of me.

» Saul, The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, 1.718.935.9842