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Elm’s Chef Brian Lewis

When the likes of Jay Fielding (Town & Country Editor in Chief), mentions Elm, a local favorite, in the same breath as El Bulli, a Michelin 3-star restaurant on the Spanish Costa Brava (now sadly closed), you know it’s time to make a reservation… and fast!  While El Bulli’s chef, Ferran Adria, was known to cook the most “imaginative haute cuisine on the planet” and put molecular gastronomy on the map, Elm’s Brian Lewis is a bit more traditional in his approach.

Colorful Salad

With a vast network of farmers and artisans, Brian has the freedom to compose seasonal daily menus, and his highly personal and creative American style shines through in every dish.

Summer Veggies from Ambler Farm

A Visit to Plum Plums

While we would opt for dining in the charming restaurant, Brian does offer customized tasting menus and cooking classes in the kitchen.

Our Kind of Eggs and Bacon!

And for those of you who don’t live in the area, a visit to Elm’s website which includes sample menus and a gallery of pictures will have your mouth watering…  We’re off to reserve now before it’s too late!

Pasta Perfection

Photos via Elm

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  • Reply quintessence July 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I’ve been DYING to go!! Can’t wait til they are open for lunch in the fall!!

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign July 20, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I love the presentation of that salad! I haven’t seen that before and I love it…beautiful, unique, but still easy to eat which isn’t always the case. Looks like it would be an incredible experience…somewhere to go if/when I ever get out your way??!!! 🙂 Have a great weekend ladies!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann July 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Looks delicious! I want to dive fork first into that plate of pasta. There’s nothing better than well-prepared farm-fresh food. Elm looks like a winner – hope you get a table soon. Have a happy weekend! XOXO

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass July 20, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Carolyn and Cynthia-
    This looks too fabulous for words. Beets, other vegetables, citrus, herbs, and greens is a step above. How wonderful it would be to live nearby. I would love to take a cooking class. Headed to their site.
    Have a great weekend.

  • Reply pve July 20, 2012 at 11:20 am

    That salad looks like a work of art!
    I really love when chef’s create edible art.

  • Reply Melissa July 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

    My husband and I had a drink there when we were house hunting, it was very chic and the menu looked great!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips July 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    From the editor’s page of Town & Country, to an appearance on Today, and knowing it’s out your back door…I am dying to go. Want to meet for lunch one day?? 🙂

    I’m sure the reservations line is constantly busy!! But, maybe you’ll have an “in”!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources July 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I read the same piece and can’t wait to go! xx

  • Reply designchic July 21, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I’m even hungrier now…looks absolutely delicious and the presentation…spectacular!!

  • Reply annie July 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I noticed this new spot on Elm Street on my first drive through town…can’t believe we haven’t had a chance to go…especially after seeing your post. It looks wonderful!! See you in August?!

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