IT KEEPS US ALIVE, IT CAN IMPROVE OUR HEALTH, IT MAKES US HAPPY,

IT BRINGS US TOGETHER.

FOOD + DRINK

WE ALL KNOW OUR GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM IS BROKEN. THE SITE KITCHEN IS DEDICATED TO FINDING THE BEST WAYS TO HELP FIX IT.

WE ARE CONTINUALLY EXPERIMENTING WITH WAYS TO CREATE SPECTACULAR + DELICIOUS FOOD THAT BOTH TASTES GOOD AND DOES GOOD.

 

OUR MENUS ARE CRAFTED AROUND SIX CORE INGREDIENTS THAT CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS. 

WE ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT EVERY INGREDIENT: WHERE DID IT COME FROM + HOW DID IT GET HERE? WHO BENEFITS + WHAT WAS HARMED?

OUR SIX CORE PRINCIPLES

MINIMAL MILEAGE

 WHEN SOURCING NEW INGREDIENTS FOR OUR MENUS WE START AT HOME. OUR ROOF DECK GROWS HERBS AND VEGETABLES AND WE FARM OYSTER MUSHROOMS IN OUR BASEMENT LAB.

 

FOR EVERYTHING ELSE WE SHOP AS CLOSE TO OUR OWN DOORSTEP AS POSSIBLE.

WE FORAGE LOCALLY AND TRADE WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS FIRST, BEFORE BUYING FROM FARMERS AND PRODUCERS WITHIN THE CLOSEST GEOGRAPHICAL DISTANCE AND WITH THE LOWEST CARBON FOOTPRINT. 

LOCALLY SEASONAL

WHEN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE OUT OF SEASON WHERE YOU LIVE, THEY EITHER HAVE TO BE GROWN IN UNNATURAL, MANAGED CONDITIONS OR TRANSPORTED OVER GREAT DISTANCES FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE.

WE DON’T CALL THIS SEASONAL.

 

LOCALLY SEASONAL PRODUCE IS REALLY JUST LOCAL PRODUCE GROWN WITHOUT INTENSIVE FARMING METHODS. IT IS ALWAYS MORE FLAVOURFUL, PACKED WITH MORE NUTRIENTS AND MORE BEAUTIFUL.

MORE THAN ORGANIC

WE CAN NO LONGER THINK ONLY ABOUT HOW WE FEED OURSELVES, BUT HOW OTHERS WILL BE FED IN THE FUTURE.

ORGANIC CERTIFICATION ONLY TELLS US WHAT HAS NOT BEEN DONE TO A CROP SO WE BUY FROM FARMERS WHO GO FURTHER, USING MINIMAL INTERVENTION + REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE PRACTICES WHICH REBUILD SOIL FERTILITY, PROTECT BIODIVERSITY + RESTORE ECOSYSTEM HEALTH THROUGH SEED SELECTION AND PRESERVATION OF HERITAGE VARIETIES.

PLANT BASED

THE SECRET'S OUT: A PLANT BASED DIET IS GOOD FOR YOU + GOOD FOR THE PLANET.

 

WE ALL NOW KNOW THAT A PLANT BASED DIET IS PROBABLY THE SINGLE BIGGEST WAY TO REDUCE OUR IMPACT ON THE PLANET.

 

ALSO, PLANTS TASTE GREAT.

 

WE BELIEVE THAT PLANT BASED EATING SHOULD BE ABOUT ENRICHMENT, NOT REDUCTION.

ZERO WASTE

WE NEVER THROW AWAY ANYTHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN EATEN.

WE EXPLORE CREATIVE WAYS TO USE EVERY LAST MORSEL OF EVERY INGREDIENT, AND THROUGH BOTH TRADITIONAL + MODERN METHODS OF PRESERVATION WE PROLONG LIFE + ENHANCE FLAVOUR ALONG THE WAY. 

 

ANYTHING ELSE, WE COMPOST + USE TO GROW MORE CROPS IN OUR GARDEN.

EVERYDAY FINE DINING

WE ARE EXCITED BY THE WORLD OF HAUTE CUISINE JUST NOW, WITH SO MANY HIGH END RESTAURANTS INNOVATING AROUND THESE SAME SHARED PRINCIPLES.

 

BUT WE WANT EVERYONE TO BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE GOOD FOOD.

 

WE CHOOSE SIMPLE INGREDIENTS + ELEVATE ORDINARY FOOD INTO SPECTACULAR DISHES WITH A COMMENSURATE PRICE TAG AND NO EGO.

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