Three Questions for Jason Paskewitz

The veteran chef teams up with his Gemini House partner on Rustic House

Chef Jason Paskewitz

1) How would you describe your menu?
Rustic American. Every day we will feature a different special on the rotisserie. Tuesday might be duck à l’orange; Wednesday, prime rib. Herbed Greek-style leg of lamb, suckling pig. Amish chicken every day.

2) Why the rotisserie focus?
We found a gorgeous copper-and-glass French rotisserie in pristine condition recessed into the kitchen wall. The previous tenant never even turned it on. We’re also installing a wood-burning grill for steak and Maine lobster. We used to barbecue lobsters at my parents’ summer house on Cape Cod.

3) How will Rustic differ from Gemini?
Gemini is a neighborhood bistro. It gets very loud and busy. We pretty much turn ’em and burn ’em. This will be more chef driven, a little slower. Not to take anything away from Gemini, but I’m looking at this as my real coming-out party.

 

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