Restaurant: Called “small, but brilliant” by Time.com, Seersucker was a Brooklyn neighborhood favorite. The owners, Kerry Diamond and Chef Rob Newton, featured Southern classics that focused on local ingredients and seasonal cooking. I'm sad to report that Seersucker has closed.
Chef: Arkansas native, Chef, and restaurateur Rob Newton has worked at Tabla, Aquavit and Le Cirque, and now concentrates on his own restaurants. Chef Newton demonstrates his love for food at his Brooklyn restaurants Nightingale 9 and Wilma Jean. Now in the Seersucker space, Nightingale 9 delights guests with delicious Vietnamese cuisine. New Southern restaurant, Wilma Jean, is named after Chef Newton's grandmother, and serves up your favorite comfort food classics.
Butter: Seersucker offered a biscuit box with homemade biscuits and three spreads: two jams and a flavored butter. The butter photo shows a salted molasses butter. The spreads would come in small jars with small spoons.
Commentary: Butter and Chef Newton have been friends for a long time. The first time he tried browned butter was a revelation to him, he recalls. “I didn't know about brown butter growing up and only discovered it when I went to culinary school,” comments Chef Newton. “To this day, it's one of my favorite things to drizzle on meat and fish.”