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Brooklyn’s Basil Restaurant Is Under New Kosher Certification

Candied Trout

After being dropped by the OK’s kosher certification earlier this year, Basil (of Crown Heights, Brooklyn) has been operating under a ‘self-certification’, which to many appeared as a conflict of interest. Until now.

Starting tonight, the restaurant will be closed, and will be reopening on Tuesday morning under kashrut auspices of the OU, using Monday to allow the kosher certifier to kasher the facility, which the restaurant announced this evening on their Facebook page.

Additionally, the restaurant launched a new menu in October, incorporating breads and pastries from sister restaurant (and bakery), Bakerie (also in Crown Heights), and many new innovative fish dishes including: candied trout, smoked seafood kielbasa w/roasted garlic aioli & succotash, anchovy toast, fish ribs, and more.

Smoked Seafood Kielbasa
Fish Ribs

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