Behind the Toque: Vincent Fraissange of Williamsburg Mediterranean Restaurant Pheasant

Chef and owner of Pheasant, Vincent Fraissange

Pheasant (445 Graham Ave.) is on the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg offering spectacular dishes inspired by the Mediterranean coast. I recently stopped by to sample the restaurant’s newly updated winter menu, and to talk with Chef-Owner Vincent Fraissange, who also shared his recipe for wild gulf shrimp.

Greenpointers: Pheasant opened in November 2017, after you had been at Isa for a time. Was it straight from one restaurant to the next?

Chef Vincent Fraissange: I started at Isa as a regular old line cook and worked my way up to the chef position. I left there, a few months before it closed, in order to pursue something my wife and I wanted to do together, which was a catering company.

GP: Little Pheasant?

VF: Little Pheasant. We ran that for a year and a half out of Brooklyn Foodworks before we started looking for spaces. We used to live two blocks away from here — we realized that the old Graham Avenue Meats was up for lease. We met the landlords, who are sweethearts, and here we are.

GP: Between Little Pheasant and Pheasant, operationally they’re probably very separate.

VF: They are, but we do everything out of this space. Continue reading

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This is Your Last Weekend to get Pheasant’s Amazing Sticky Buns (for a while)

Sticky buns at Pheasant
Sticky buns at Pheasant. Photo: Sarah Schenkkan via Pheasant

Pheasant (445 Graham Avenue) has been delighting us since the beginning of the year with their caramel sticky buns at brunch, but sadly this weekend is your last chance this summer to taste these sweet heavenly pillows. The Banana & Date Caramel Sticky Buns with Whipped Cinnamon Labneh ($8) are seriously the stuff dreams are made of. If you haven’t had them yet, go go go. And try to go early, because they often sell out of the buns before brunch ends. This weekend’s brunch from 11am-3pm will be their last brunch service until they revisit it in the Fall.

But, starting this week they will be open seven days a week for dinner from 5pm onward (and, happy hour from 5-7pm). On the dinner menu, you really can’t go wrong with anything, but we love the Baby Gem Caesar and the Ricotta Dumplings.

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Valentine’s Date Guide: Jazz, Tapas, Rock Climbing, Painting, & LOTS of Groovy Vibes

What do Henna, Rock Climbing and eating Bibimbop have in common? They’re all ideal dates, and you can have them right here in North Brooklyn! Whether you’re looking for an elegant and lovely night out with your boo, or you’re celebrating Galentine’s with your favorite power women, here’s our roundup of places and activities that will get you out and about for the day of love.  💕

Where to eat / What to do

Valentine’s Dinners


This Italian eatery, known for their homemade pastas plus Neapolitan-style pies, has a special prix fixe on the night of Valentine’s. Their menu includes baby lamp chops, pink beet gnocchi, tiramisu, wood-fire pizzas, and inclusive glasses of wine! It’s a full course meal at $45 for one and $80 for two. To book a table, call or email them.
Highlights: Prix Fixe (wine included), Tiramisu, Homemade Pasta

Cost: $45 for one and $80 for two
Address: 102 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 599-5988
Email: Oregano

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