Restaurant openings

WHISK, the popular Boston pop-up restaurant that won rave reviews in temporary digs in the North End, South End and Jamaica Plain, has found a permanent home and a new name. Co-Chefs and owners Jeremy Kean and Phil Kruta announce the opening of Brassica Kitchen + Cafe. Located in a former luncheonette in Jamaica Plain across from the Forest Hills MBTA station, Brassica Kitchen + Cafe will serve the flavorfully fun French-American comfort fare WHISK was known for, using locally grown, seasonal ingredients in unexpected ways with delicious results. Brassica Kitchen + Cafe will open the first week of June 2016. 

STAFF – The staff is a who's who of culinary all-stars – starting with co-owners/co-chefs Jeremy Kean and Phil Kruta, the duo behind the wildly popular Whisk pop-ups that sparked great enthusiasm from Boston's culinary literati.  General manager Rebecca Kean (Jeremy’s sister) is also a co-owner and will run the front of the house. Pastry Chef Arthur Haynes worked at Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery in New York City and Daniel Boloud’s “Daniel" before opening award winning 346 Patisserie in Las Vegas. The craft cocktail (full liquor) program will be led by Drink veteran Thea Price-Eckles. 

MENU – At Brassica Kitchen + Cafe, expect the unexpected. The nightly menu will change regularly and is designed to be experienced in a six-course tasting format, although everything will be available a la carte. The menu will mix several cultures under the general gastronomic umbrella of “French America Comfort” and will feature the playful touches that became Kean's and Kruta's signature during their WHISK years. Of course, all ingredients will be local and seasonal, whenever possible. Patrons of Whisk can expect to see new takes on classic dishes from Kean and Kruta like the octopus tagliatelle but aside from that the menu is being kept under wraps until opening.  A brunch menu as well as an ice cream machine will all be part of the mix this coming summer. 

LOOK / NEIGHBORHOOD – Brassica Kitchen+ Cafe is located a stone's throw away from the MBTA Forest Hills station on the Orange Line. The new kitchen and bar will hold 49 people comfortably for dinner and will be a cross between wooden and industrial influences inside. Brassica Kitchen + Cafe is set in Jamaica Plain surrounded by the three final "links" of the Emerald Necklace park system designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in the19th century: Arnold Arboretum, the Arborway and Franklin Park. While teaching on "Schoolmaster's Hill" in Franklin Park, Ralph Waldo Emerson boarded on Morton Street near the present-day Forest Hills Station in the same house later used by feminist Margaret Fuller.

Please direct all media inquiries, requests and communication to Chris Haynes of CBH Communications at 617-267-0070 or at  

Monday | 6AM – 4PM / No Dinner 

Tuesday – Friday | 6AM – 4PM / 5:30PM – 12AM

Saturday | 8AM – 4PM / 5:30 – 12AM

Sunday | 8AM – 4PM / 5:30 – 11PM 


Brassica Kitchen + Cafe  

3710 Washington Street / Forest Hills 

Jamaica Plain * (617) 477–4519


Chris Haynes 
CBH Communications