The doorman at Muguette Siem A Sjoe’s condo can probably expect a decent holiday bonus: He introduced Siem A Sjoe, a clothing designer and aspiring restaurateur to veteran restaurant consultant Cenk Fikri; Together they created a Park Slope Café, Melt.
Melt was intended to evoke a bringing together or melting of ideas, flavors and ingredients in a stylish environment that is approachable and affordable. The menu, developed by chef Brian Bunger – formerly of the Park Avenue Cafe in Manhattan – features sliced Berkshire pork tenderloin drizzled with a port wine reduction, accompanied by sauteed spinach and sweet corn polenta.
The wine list boasts hard-to-find bottles from smaller producers. Siem A Sjoe being a designer herself had a large part to play in the interior design and branding on this project although Cenk Fikri Inc. took care of the architecture and construction as well as front of house and back of house operations for the establishment before and after it opened it’s doors.