Nathanial Zimet and James Denio opened their wing-and-daiquiri joint Bourree (8115 Jeannette St.) last week in a space formerly occupied by Boucherie. It serves three different types of boozy, frozen libations as well as buffalo-style and smoked-jerk chicken wings. The opening weekend daiquiri flavors included fresh strawberry, hurricane and a gin and tonic version.
"We're pretty much no frills right now," says Denio, who added that customers can expect additional daiquiri and wing variations in the next couple of weeks. "It's a great little training ground for us. We'll keep it simple to begin with and see what works."
Bourree's current location is temporary; it plans to move permanently into the old Cafe Nino space nearby. When that happens, diners can expect a full-fledged menu of small plates with Polynesian-style appetizers. Bourre also will have a Cajun-style meat market inside the restaurant offering brisket, boudin links and sausages to go.
Denio and Zimet relocated their restaurant Boucherie to a larger space on South Carrollton Avenue earlier this year. When Bourre moves into the Cafe Nino building, they will use the Jeannette Street spot for private events.
Bourre is open noon to midnight Tuesday through Sunday.