The Pete Wells review of Olmsted, where farm to table means animals in the backyard
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3 stars for chef Greg Baxtrom's ambitious, approachable Prospect Heights stunner
Chef Greg Baxtrom and farmer Ian Rothman are bringing the “farm to table” concept to Prospect Heights, but for them, the distance between source and dish is much shorter.
Making the leap from chef de cuisine to chef-owner is no small feat, and we’ve got somebody fresh off that transition in the studio to tell us all about it. Chef Greg Baxtrom was known to followers of the chef world long before he opened his first restaurant, Olmsted, in Brooklyn, NY, last month.
The chef wants to use his fine dining chops to make refined food affordable.
There's farm to table and then there's backyard to table, which could be the third wave locavore movement as modeled by Olmsted, a new restaurant that opened last night in Prospect Heights.