Julie & Julia Author Rewriting Queens Restaurant Menu

Deconstructed borscht beet salad.

Min Chen, the executive chef at Lounge 47 on Vernon Boulevard in LIC, has teamed up with Julie Powell (of Julie & Julia) to create a new menu that they are aiming to roll out within the next two weeks. The eight-year-old restaurant, best known for sliders and burgers, plans to combine Chen's Southeast Asian influences with Powell's devotion to French technique and produce an entirely revamped menu of small plates ranging from $6 to $14, with dishes such as Stinging Nettle goat-cheese ravioli, sweetbreads tacos, and an eggplant tarte tatin with rosemary whipped cream. Bon appétit!