Not to be confused with Birds & Bubbles, new Brooklyn Heights eatery Beasts & Bottles has begun service of Provence-style rotisserie dishes like poultry, beef, fish and vegetables with a French wine list to match. It's the latest in a series of fancy rotisserie chicken spots to open in recent years—Rotisserie Georgette and Le Coq Rico, to name a few others—this time led by the team who opened Atrium Dumbo: Leslie Affre, Laurent Kalkotour, and Alexander LaPratt.
Kalkotour and his team are manning the spits, so to speak, roasting up Duck for two-four ($28 per person) perfumed with wild honey and orange blossom and served with buckwheat crepes, carrot and cilantro for creating mini duck rollups. The chicken can be flavored Provencal ($25 per person) with thyme, rosemary, garlic and preserved lemon; Hoisin ($26 per person) with chili, cilantro and peanuts; or Truffled ($30 per person) and served with a chicken leg pot pie. Chickens are described by their origin story, if you're interested in the provenance of your bird.
Charcuterie board: Rabbit Terrine, Chicken Liver Mousse, Potted Ratatoullie (Paul Quitoriano/Gothamist)
The decadence extends beyond truffles, with appetizers like Bone Marrow ($12) with sourdough toast, Octopus & Pork Belly ($17) and Sweetbread Stuffed Quail ($19). Their charcuterie selection includes a Duck & Foie Gras Pate ($14) with rhubarb jam and a Chicken Liver Mousse ($10) with sherry gelee. Even the bread comes with both salted butter and whipped lardo.
Those with connaissance du vin will appreciate LaPratt's focus on three of France's major wine regions (Champagne, Rhone Valley and Beaujolais), with a restrained menu of sustainable wines by the glass and bottle. Vintages from Italy, Spain, Greece and the United States get a nod, too, and several of the bottles are magnum-sized, or the equivalent of two bottles. Cocktails, beers and Earl Grey soda round out the drink options.
151 Atlantic Avenue, between Henry and Clinton Streets, Brooklyn Heights, 718-855-3158