Cititour Review: There aren't too many restaurants worth traveling to the far reaches of Brooklyn for, but Petit Oven is one of them. This small French cafe is already drawing rave reviews by foodies and loyal fans. It's co-owned by Nicole Guarino, who oversees the restaurant, while Katarzyna Ploszaj does the cooking from an open-air kitchen.
Review By: Thomas Rafael
Some of the local organic farms/greenmarkets we use:
Narrows Gardens, Jersey Farm, Fingerlakes Farms
D'artagnan, DeBragga & Spitler,
*Greenmarket: Bay Ridge www.cenyc.org/greenmarket
*Caral Farms: Goshen, NY
Katarzyna Ploszaj is the Chef & owner of Petit Oven. Born on a farm in Poland, she & her family were always cooking and taking advantage of the freshest ingredients. She moved to America in 1987 at which time her mother had a small catering company in Philadelphia and Katarazyna and her sister took part in all the aspects of the business. This sparked her interest in the culinary field which brought her to New York City to attend the French Culinary Institute. Graduating in 2001, she has since worked at many restaurants including JoJo’s Restaurant owned by Jean Georges, she also worked at Striped Bass under chef Christopher Lee in Philadelphia . “Kat” as most call her, started her own small catering business in 2003 which led her to her ultimate dream of owning a restaurant.