Located just inside The Brooklyn Museum, The Norm is a purveyor of casual dining led by Michelin-starred Chef Saul Bolton. Maxim's at The Norm pays homage to the famous Maxim's de Paris, which celebrity designer Pierre Cardin, who is the subject of an exhibition, owned. The five month pop-up is dishing up classic French dishes from Maxim’s de Paris cookbook - think steak frites, Gougères and Salad Lyonnaise.
The restaurant itself has the Maxim look with deep burgundy and gold accents reflecting the Art Nouveau interior of the original which opened in 1893. Request a table on the terrace overlooking the museum’s sculpture garden. Open Wednesday through Sunday, until January 5.
Salade Lyonnaise with seasonal greens, bacon lardons, croutons, poached egg; Poulet Rôti aux Pêches - roast chicken, grilled peaches, baby arugula, chimichurri sauce; Coquilles Saint-Jacques - pan seared scallops with oyster mushrooms, artichokes, escarole, white wine sauce; and profiteroles with vanilla ice cream, praline & warm chocolate sauce.
Le Costumier with Champagne, St. Germain, gin, lemon juice & hibiscus lime syrup; The Cylindre with cognac, absinthe, pomegranate jelly, lime juice, hibiscus lime syrup and The Tailor's White Sangria with white grape juice, pomegranate vodka, Triple Sec, honey & pinot grigio.