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Embattled Bistro Now Serving ‘Nouveau African’ at Korhogo 126The saga of Bouillabaisse 126, described here last summer, seems to have had a happy ending. The Carroll Gardens restaurant, a French bistro formerly haunted by the ejection of partner Neil Ganic, has quietly become one of the city’s most interesting French-African fusion restaurants. Under former Les Enfants Terribles chef Abdhul Traore, it’s now Korhogo 126, and attempting to convey the flavors of the Ivory Coast via the refinements of French technique. Escargot are pressure-stewed and served with star anis and tomato under puff pastry, African honey sweetens an endive-and-pear salad, and the ratatouille is “served with West African, Wolof-inspired rice infused with tomato, onion, and Senegalese spices and sautéed vegetables.”
Brooklyn Chef Called ‘Totally Out of Control’ and Not in a Good Way
Brooklynites gladdened by news that Neil Ganic, the co-owner of Bouillabaisse 126 and Petite Crevette in Red Hook, has plans to reopen Lillie’s as a jazz club ought to consider talking to Emmanuelle Chiche. She’s Ganic’s soon-to-be-ex-business partner in Bouillabaisse 126 and has some pretty harsh words to say about the chef.