First-time restaurateurs and longtime New Yorkers Ben Alter and his sister Christine bring their West Indian heritage to the far East Village.

Arcane’s menu, Alter says, will combine both French and Caribbean styles. “I don’t want the food to be too one or the other,” he notes. “It’s a real fusion between the two.”

He also singles out the “grilled and plancha” menu, which will have four varieties of meat and fish plus various sides, allowing diners to create their own combinations.

Bon Appetit !