A flurry of activity surrounds New Canaan’s Elm Street as Chef/Owner Brian Lewis’ much anticipated elm restaurant is set to open in New Canaan in January 2012.
Elm will be a Modern American restaurant, “rooted in tradition and inspired by the seasons” featuring a 60 seat elegant dining room and 25 seats in the warm, casual bar area. A highlight of elm will be The Chef’s Kitchen Table, with seating for twelve as well as a separate Chef’s Tasting Bar with four seats, which will be etched into a semi-private nook overlooking the heart of Brian’s kitchen. Together, the food, wine, hand-crafted cocktails and exceptional service will embody both luxury and comfort; a destination perfect for everyday or your favorite occasion, filled with high energy, world class food and small town charm.
Chef Lewis’ cuisine will rely upon his passionate and boundless approach to sourcing “the best ingredients America has to offer at the height of their seasonality.” To ensure his highest standards are achieved, Lewis has been actively working with both local and regional purveyors including artisan cheese makers, organic produce farmers, sustainable fisheries and cattle farmers. In addition to promoting his close network of local artisans, Lewis will continue to support his long-standing relationships with sources throughout the country. Undoubtedly, exceptional ingredients will always play the starring role in Chef Lewis’ cuisine.
Stay tuned as CTBites goes Behind the Scenes with Chef Brian Lewis At The Farm and In The Kitchen as elm prepares for its grand opening in the new year.