If you’re itching to get your Sichuan fix in a warm and cozy space, look no further than Greenpoint’s newest addition to the neighborhood: Breeze.
The interior of the space mimics that of a traditional Sichuan teahouse, which are an important part of Sichuan culture. The use of elements such as concrete floors and wooden furniture creates a low-key yet inviting atmosphere, both of which set the tone to comfortably dig into mouthwatering Sichuan bites.
Speaking of those bites, the menu boasts classic Sichuan dishes alongside innovative creations inspired by Sichuan cuisine, tailored to suit the local palate.
In typical Sichuanese fashion they will, of course, be *adding a bit of spice,* to their dishes, though fear not–non-spicy options will also be available (along with a selection of vegetarian and gluten-free choices).
But it doesn’t stop there. A Shanghainese Dim Sum section also offers “traditional dishes like pork soup dumplings, pan-fried pork buns, vegetable potstickers, and scallion pancakes,” says Greenpointers, and they’re actively exploring the addition of non-spicy Shanghainese dishes to their menu in the near future.
Greenpointers has also reported that the beverage menu currently includes spirits, wine by the glass, beer, soda, and tea. The menu even features illustrations that “explain how to wordlessly request more tea from a server by placing the teacup lid leaning against the teacup plate.”
Breeze opened last month on September 25th, though, according to their Instagram, they’re currently in their soft opening stage.
They have, however, recently welcomed a bartender who will be serving a range of classic cocktails before gradually introducing unique craft cocktails that blend tea and Chinese influences.
“We’re wholeheartedly committed to ensuring everything is perfected before our grand opening, which we’ve set a deadline for in one month,” Louie He, Breeze’s owner, told Greenpointers.
Breeze is open Monday – Thursday 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch and 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. for dinner, Friday 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for lunch and 4:30 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. for dinner, Saturday 12 p.m. – 10:15 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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