Our culinary philosophy is rooted in the notion that flavor is a function of nutritional composition, making regional, seasonal, and pasture-raised ingredients the healthiest and the best tasting. In addition, we strive to source as many local and organic products as possible.
We are proud to acquaint our diners with their dishes.
WHAT DOES GRASS FED MEAN? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?
Grass fed cows, pigs, and chickens graze on open fields and eat what is biologically intended for their bodies to digest- grass. Unlike corn and other grains, grass is converted into protein and fats efficiently and does not damage an animal’s digestive system, getting them sick.
Meat, eggs, and dairy products from pastured animals are ideal for your health. Compared with commercial products, they offer you more “good” fats and fewer “bad” fats. They are richer in antioxidants; including vitamins E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Furthermore, they do not contain traces of added hormones, antibiotics, or other drugs.
WHAT DOES ORGANIC MEAN? WHY IS IT HEALTHIER?
Organic foods are more nutritious for the body and the soil because they have more vitamins, minerals, and enzymes and they have less toxic substances that harm the body and the planet.
- No pesticides
- No synthetic fertilizers
- No sewage sludge
- No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
- No radiation
WHAT DO LOCAL & REGIONAL MEAN? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?
Regional and local foods are harvested in the same city, state, or region of where they are served. The regional & local food movement aims to connect food growers to food consumers.
- Fruits and vegetables pack the most nutrition when they are ripe
- And the moment they are picked, their sugars begin to convert to starch, their plant cells begin to shrink, and their nutrients begin to diminish Therefore, the sooner you eat fresh foods, the more nutritious they are
- Foods that have been grown across the country or across the world take weeks or longer to get to your table
- As a result, produce must be harvested prematurely, which prevents some of their nutrients from forming
- The foods are also treated with special gasses to further delay their ripening and ensure they survive their long journey
* Nutritional value that foods have before they are harvested is lost by the time they reach your plate.
WHAT DOES SEASONAL MEAN? WHY IS IT HEALTHIER?
Seasonality of food refers to the times of year when a given ingredient is at its peak, either in terms of harvest or its flavor. This is usually the time when it’s the freshest on the market, and thus the most nutritious. The food’s peak time in terms of harvest usually coincides with when its flavor is at its best.