What many consider the latest culinary trend, “farm to table,” is actually the oldest form of dining. Restaurants offer locally sourced, in-season ingredients prepared in simple and thoughtful ways. But lately, farm to table has been turned on its head by a few exceptional restaurants that are bringing the table to the farm.
Set amongst the rolling acres of a working farm, the Ninety Acres Culinary Center has emerged as a demonstration of sustainability. The farm, located in Peapack, New Jersey, grows almost all of the ingredients used to prepare the outstanding meals. Occupying the site of a historic carriage house and garage on the property, Ninety Acres retains the original exposed brick in the 70 seat main dining room, which offers an open kitchen, cozy banquettes and an outdoor dining area with a central fire pit overlooking the grounds.
The menu changes daily to maximize use of the freshest ingredients, so no two meals are alike. Future plans for the site include a hotel and conference center, which will allow guests to take full advantage of all the farm has to offer. For more, visit www.natirar.com.