Beef Brisket Pot Roast
At Five Points in Manhattan, the last thing chef and owner Marc Meyer cooks every night is the next day's pot roast. "We spread out the coals in the wood-burning oven and braise the roast overnight," he says. "And the kitchen smells like caramelized beef and wine in the morning. That's a great aroma to start the day with." While other pot roast recipes might call for rump or beef chuck roast cuts, Meyer opts for brisket with a nice layer of fat on top.