The Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare: Three Stars Mr. Ramirez is Mexican, was raised in Chicago, taught himself to cook. His food is French and Japanese and Italian, made on expensive stoves in expensive pots, and served on luxe china over place mats and stainless steel, in a kitchen next door to a supermarket on a forlorn block in Brooklyn. The Chef's Table is that surprising story, exquisitely told. Three stars! Woot!