After seven years of running applewood and getting to know a multitude of amazing farmers personally, owners Laura and David Shea have decided to move out of the city and try their city hands at country living. They have, quite literally, bought the farm, and are transitioning from restaurateurs to farmers. The Sheas will be living in East Chatham, New York, beginning July 1st of 2012. They will travel back and forth to applewood, delivering produce and animals and hauling applewood's compostable materials back up to the farm.
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Executive Chef, Kyle McCarthy, kicked off his culinary career after graduating from Johnson and Wales in 2010. Starting at small, French restaurants in Connecticut and Rhode Island, his love of working with local, seasonal ingredients began. He found his way to New York City where he worked at the Standard Hotel, experiencing the corporate side of cooking. While that experience gave him many important tools and skills, his real passion was to be more closely connected to the food on a smaller, more intimate scale. Kyle came to applewood as Sous Chef and has embraced our philosophy of working with the best possible local, seasonal foods grown sustainably by farmers we like. His daily-changing menus are innovative and delicious and we couldn't be happier to have him running the show!
For more information, feel free to e-mail applewood. Reservations, however, cannot be accepted via e-mail. To make your reservation, call applewood at 718-788-1810.