FAVE FIVE | SUSTAINABLE HOTSPOTS
We’ve rounded up NYC’s key players in all things sustainable. From organic, locally sourced ingredients to a bounty of vertically integrated initiatives, there’s no better way to toast to Mother Nature.
Farm-to-table has a whole new meaning. Husband and wife duo Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye have introduced a new twist on the West Village dining scene with their latest outpost, inspired by and entirely supplied with ingredients sourced directly from sister farm in the Catskill Mountains. Blenheim, a beautifully handcrafted restaurant nestled on West 12th, embraces the simplicity and principles of Nordic cuisine by incorporating creative and sustainable concepts into each dish, coaxing the purity of flavor and harmonizing elements both in palate and presentation. An expertly curated and ever-rotating cocktail program complements Executive Chef Mazen Mustafa’s thoughtfully composed plates with absolute perfection. Attaché Insider: our pairing of the moment marries Chef’s brook trout with romanesco, brown butter, and hazelnut along with a maple flip from the bar. Any cocktail with housemade spiced maple syrup is good in our book.
2. Blue Hill
The metropolitan sister to the acclaimed Blue Hill at Stone Barns brings farm chic to a city setting with a casually elegant undertone. Cleverly hidden three steps below street level, Blue Hill occupies a landmark speakeasy just off of Washington Square Park, keeping old school tradition with both a no-cell phone policy and a semi-strict dress code. Top hats welcome. Opt for a daily menu experience or go all out with the six-course Farmer’s Feast inspired by the week’s harvest from the collective’s Hudson Valley farm and surrounding purveyors — dining sustainably never looked so good. Attaché Insider: visit Blue Hill’s online market to bring home the goods (https://www.bluehillmarket.com).
3. ABC Kitchen
Where Jean-Georges and ABC are involved, we're all in. ABC Kitchen celebrates community and the future of the slow food movement via sustainable practices and award-winning cuisine in the heart of the Flatiron district. Not only are ingredients locally sourced, but menus are made from recycled paper and earthenware is fired just one state over. Chat with thy neighbor over a handful of freshly picked wildflowers while noshing on fried organic chicken with hot sauce butter, and save room for home décor shopping for dessert. Don't mind if we do. Attaché Insider: visit ABC Cocina for a Latin-inspired version of the Jean-Georges experience.
4. Mas (farmhouse)
Southern French charm meets the buzz of New York City in this rustically refined Greenwich Village gem. Named for the iconic stone country estates found in Provence, Mas (farmhouse) sources seasonal ingredients from small organic sustainable farming operations in the countryside surrounding the city. Chef Galen Zamarra combines modern French styles while honoring classical technique to create simple yet elegant fare. Go for the six-course tasting menu or order à la carte; neither will disappoint. Now excuse us, there's a roasted Violet Hill Farm chicken with sunchoke and thyme purée with our name on it. Attaché Insider: visit sister restaurant Almanac for a one-of-a-kind microseasonal dining experience.
5. Chalk Point Kitchen
Matt Levine and Michelin-starred chef Joe Isidori bring a unique bi-level space to the SoHo dining scene. Chalk Point Kitchen, a cozy farm-to-table restaurant, inhabits the main floor and features American nouveau and pan-Asian fare prepared from fresh locally sourced ingredients from a semi-open kitchen teeming with talented young chefs. The Long Island squid a la plancha with smoky nam pla sauce and scallion, a Luxury Attaché favorite, is definitely worth a try for the adventurous palate. Attaché Insider: Head downstairs for a post-dinner craft cocktail with a speakeasy vibe at leather-clad Handy Liquor Bar.