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.