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LES Bites: Rosette’s New Chef, Dimes for Dinner, Thelma on Clinton Reviewed

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Inside Rosette.
Inside Rosette.

Here’s a roundup of Lower East Side restaurant/nightlife news in the past couple of days:

  • Rosette, the seven-month old restaurant on East Broadway, has a new chef. He’s Carl Kristian Frederiksen, who most recently was executive chef at Aamann’s Copenhagen in Tribeca and sous chef at Acme. The previous chef, Nick Curtin, has moved to Copenhagen. This week, Fredericksen teamed up with Swedish chef Marcus Jernmark for an eight-course tasting menu in Rosette’s intimate lower level space.  Rosette’s Nordic-accented menu will stay in place, but Fredericksen plans tweaks in the weeks ahead.
  • The Times’ Boite column throws the spotlight on Kitty’s Canteen at 9 Stanton St., “a jazz bar and Jewish soul-food joint that looks like a New Orleans bordello run by a religious cat lady.”
  • Eater’s Robert Sietsema hangs out with the beautiful people at Dimes on Division, observing that breakfast is good but dinner is a “tour-de-force.”
  • The Daily News was impressed with Thelma on Clinton, where chef Melissa “O’Donnell’s authority in the kitchen proves that (the restaurant has) got something going on underneath the dressed-down facade.”
  • EV Grieve reports that Le Jardin Bistro has taken over the Apartment 13 space on Avenue C.


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  1. Welcome the new food at Roseete. Never quite liked the previous food. Burger was too rich. Can’t someone just make real food?

  2. I became very fond of Nick and will miss him. He was really warm and friendly with customers and I found his food tasty and interesting. New chef, new day. We’ll have to evaluate all over again.

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