Garden to Table Restaurants
The Pyramid Restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas boasts local, sustainable American cuisine, using fresh ingredients from a terrace garden. The full and fresh 3,000-square-foot rooftop vegetable and herb garden includes a greenhouse. Photo from The Fairmont Dallas.
Eat ultra-local at these great garden-to-table restaurants
By Michael Harlan Turkell
The concept of farm-to-table has been trending for a while, yet some restaurants don’t have to rely on local farms for everything. We’ve gathered a slew of kitchens around the country that grow and serve vegetables, fruits and herbs from on-site gardens, usually cared for by the chefs and restaurateurs themselves. Chef Dennis Marron of Poste Moderne Brasserie and Bar in Washington, D.C. cultivates an array of fresh produce and herbs in Poste’s courtyard garden.
Guests can reserve an outdoor table within the garden, which is lined with pots, plants and trees growing kale, cauliflower, cantaloupe, kiwi and fig, just to name a few. Poste has even taken to growing hops, chocolate mint and lemon balm for a “seeds to suds” collaboration with 3 Stars Brewery.
Rosemary’s in New York City is an Italian restaurant equipped with a rooftop garden and house-made pastas. The rooftop farm overlooks Greenwich Village. Herbs and produce grown on-site are used for seasonal Italian dishes. Photo by Brian Park.