Best Locavore Restaurant Menu
Winner: Leaf Kitchen
Leaf Kitchen, started in 2011, by Tatiana Bruno & Jack Woolfrey, is a locavore restaurant in Geneva, NY, dedicated to responsible local farmers, suppliers, and producers. This farm-to-table approach is what drives Leaf Kitchen to source proteins, produce, eggs, dairy, and more from the Finger Lakes. For Leaf Kitchen, the health, community, and economical benefits of eating locally far outweigh the costs. 100% of our meat, dairy, and eggs are sourced LOCALLY, hormone & antibiotic free. Tatiana & Jack believe that food shouldn’t be fast, good things take time, and they are trying to do great things. Think Global, Eat Local. Delicious, community sourced cuisine, friendly familiar faces, and a fierce desire to change the way people think about food is what you will always find at Leaf Kitchen.
For more information, visit www.leafkitchengeneva.com
Top Nominee: Aurora Inn
Surrounded by rolling Finger Lakes farmland where heritage farms cultivate wine grapes, grow organic vegetables, produce artisanal cheeses, and raise grass-fed beef, the Aurora Inn Dining Room lives at the center of a thriving farm-to-table culture. Our award-winning American cuisine takes its cue from the local bounty’s refined seasonal shifts and highlights produce from Harvest Home Organics in Moravia and Finger Lakes Farms in Seneca. The Aurora Inn’s genuine and engaging culinary team evolves the menu on a regular basis to passionately feature the best of our local produce, including local duck breast with heirloom wheat berry stir fry and shiitake mushrooms, fondue made with Ithaca Pale Ale and local Schuyler cheese paired with house-made pretzel bites, and pear and New York cheddar bisque with maple and green chili rouille.
For more information, visit www.innsofaurora.com