From the minds that brought you Pearl & Ash, the trendy restaurant and extensive wine bar in Nolita, comes a new restaurant for Downtown Manhattan: Rebelle, a modern French restaurant on the Bowery featuring a French menu with New York twists from chef Daniel Eddy (of Spring in Paris). Branden McRill, Patrick Cappiello, and Alessandro Zampedri, along with chef Eddy, opened Rebelle this week.
The à la carte menu is divided into four sections: hot and cold appetizers, entrées, dessert, and a bar menu. Some of the menu highlights include lamb tartare with olives, fava beans, and Espelette; scallops with sea urchin, ginger crème, cabbage, and mint; and pork with headcheese, violet mustard, and mustard greens. Pastry chef Jessica Yang (of Guy Savoy and Per Se), serves creative French desserts like grape clafoutis (a large fruit-stuffed French tart) to share served with lime zest-flecked Chantilly. The extensive wine program will feature 1,500 wines from France and the United States, and the cocktails, continuing on the bi-national theme, feature remixes of familiar French and American cocktails.
“The restaurant comes from our love of French food and wine, and the menu references a lot of my time in Paris,” chef Eddy told The Daily Meal. “For example, leeks vinaigrette is such a classic French dish that I personally love, and I wanted to offer my own take on it, which we do with leeks, soft-boiled egg, and leek ash. We also offer a bar menu, so if you’re in the neighborhood, you can stop by for a glass of wine or cocktail, some oysters, saucisson, and maybe even a steak bordelaise."