NEW YORK (AP) – An 18-seat cafe in a Brooklyn grocery store has won two stars from the prestigious Michelin Guide to New York.

Michelin Guide director Jean-Luc Naret calls the Chef’s Table at the Brooklyn Fare grocery “one of the 300 greatest” restaurants in the world.

It melds French technique with Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines.

LINKS: Michelin NYC Starred Restaurants | Brooklyn Fare

The price of the tasting menu isn’t quite as humble as the surroundings: $135 per person.

Cesar Ramirez tells The New York Times he never expected the honor.

But the chef and partner is glad Brooklyn is getting recognition. Says Ramirez: “It’s always about Manhattan.”

Ramirez says he’s eternally grateful to his mentor. David Bouley’s restaurant got one star in the guide.

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