This month we were invited to check out Harold Dieterle’s newest restaurant in Brooklyn, Ten Hope. Dieterle, who came to fame by winning the first season of Top Chef, has delved into a Mediterranean-inspired menu with a lot of fresh ingredients as the star of the show.
The menu features shareable plates like Smashed Avocado with Green Zhug, feta cheese and pita chips, Spice Roasted Local Carrots with Squid ink ricotta and Iced Vegetable Crudite, which is one of the prettiest dishes we’ve ever seen.
Highlights for us though were the Crispy Lamb Ribs with cumin that fell off the bone and Seared Diver Sea Scallops with golden beets, roasted fennel and romesco sauce that were perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth.
In terms of cocktails, the focused menu has something for everyone and even has a portion of the menu that is on-trend with low-cal spiked Hopeful Sodas with no added sugar or sweeteners.
Created by Aaron Kerr-Zengo from Bowery Bar, our favorite cocktails were Eloquence made with Ford’s Gin, Cocchi Americano Bianco, citrus and aquafaba and Comfortably Numb with Flor de Cana Rum, Ancho Verde, Coco Lopez, thai basil and black pepper puree.
And that is not all that the restaurant has to offer. Besides having a cozy interior that’s great for a date night, there is also a sprawling 2,500 square-foot patio that will be perfect for warmer months. Ten Hope’s owner, restaurateur and music event producer, Bill Zafiros, is bringing his two passions together with a weekly Tuesday series of live music, dubbed Studio Sessions, for guests to discover some of NYC’s newest talents and stars on the rise. You are guaranteed to see us there.
Ten Hope is a perfect addition to the neighborhood and we’re looking forward to adding the restaurant to our rotation of go-to places.
– Stephanie Carino
10 Hope Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Photos courtesy of Lauren Wire and Oleg March