Unveiling the Unique Fusion

May 31, 2024 | Press

Unveiling the Unique Fusion: Persian-Texan Delights at Parklife Taqueria
Experience an innovative culinary journey with Julie Kim and Chef Scott Koshnoodi

A Culinary Revolution in Brooklyn

In the heart of Brooklyn, a culinary revolution is brewing, led by the dynamic duo of Julie Kim and Chef Scott Koshnoodi. Together, they’ve embarked on a deliciously daring venture at Parklife Taqueria, serving up a menu that’s as bold and eclectic as the city itself. Just in time for International Women’s Day, Kim’s journey from a secure engineering job to the vibrant world of food and music sets the stage for this innovative food and beverage program.

Tacos with a Global Twist

Imagine sinking your teeth into a taco that defies expectation, where Persian spices dance with Texan smoke and Mexican zest. This isn’t just food; it’s a narrative of flavors, meticulously crafted by Michelin-trained Chef Scott Koshnoodi, whose culinary roots span the globe from Iran to Texas, and whose technique has been honed in some of NYC’s finest kitchens.

An Outdoor Culinary Oasis

Parklife Taqueria, nestled beside the beloved music and comedy club Littlefield, has been a sanctuary for Brooklyn’s night owls and culture vultures. It’s a place where laughter spills out into the streets, and now, thanks to Chef Scott’s vision, where the food will stop you in your tracks. The outdoor oasis that Parklife provides is not just a dining venue; it’s an experience, inviting patrons to indulge under the stars from twilight till the early hours.

Innovative Flavors and Techniques

Diving into the menu, one finds a story in every dish. The tortillas, for instance, undergo a two-day process involving Mexican Cal and lava rocks to achieve their perfect texture and taste. And the guacamole? It’s not just any guacamole. This one’s infused with umami, thanks to innovative techniques and a homemade poblano paste that elevates it to new heights.

Reimagined Comfort Food

But it’s not just about the traditional dishes. Chef Scott’s menu features creations like the Beriyani Taco, a masterpiece nearly three days in the making, and the Frito Pie, a nod to his Texas upbringing, reimagined with beef and potato chili, frito adobo, escabeche, and queso chip. It’s comfort food, but not as you know it.

Michelin Quality in a Relaxed Setting

For those pondering whether Parklife’s offerings could earn Michelin recognition, Chef Scott offers a thoughtful perspective. While the setting might eschew the formalities associated with Michelin-starred venues, the quality, technique, and presentation of the food certainly merit acclaim. In his words, if flavor, technique, and presentation are what you seek, Parklife stands tall.

A Unique Culinary Blend

Why Persian, Texan, and Mexican, you might ask? According to Chef Scott, it’s about the harmony of flavors—sour notes from Iran, the heat from Mexican chilies, and the smokiness of Texan BBQ. It’s a culinary trifecta that might seem unexpected but works wonderfully well.

More Than Just a Meal

Parklife isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a testament to creativity, innovation, and the power of following one’s passion. Julie Kim, with her engineering background and a love for music and hospitality, alongside Chef Scott, with his fine dining pedigree and culinary ingenuity, have created more than just a place to eat. They’ve crafted an experience that feeds the soul, delights the senses, and brings people together in celebration of food, music, and community.

A Journey Through Flavors

So, if you’re in Brooklyn and looking for an adventure, let your taste buds lead the way to Parklife Taqueria. It’s more than just a meal; it’s a journey through flavors, cultures, and stories, all served up under the Brooklyn sky.