Opinioned About Dining recently named elements #27 on the 2016 list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the U. Elements is also annual awarded in NJ Monthly’s Best Restaurants List, including the most recent 2016 round-up.
It served briefly as the nation’s capital when the Continental Congress met at the College of New Jersey (Princeton University) in 1783. World-renowned scientists Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer made the town their home.A center for learning and culture since the colonial period, it has been home to world-renowned scholars, scientists, writers, and statesmen. Throughout its history Princeton has been a dynamic community.Princeton, New Jersey is one of the country’s most historic communities.Settled in the late 17th century, Princeton produced two signers of the Declaration of Independence and was the site of one of the Revolutionary War’s crucial battles. Actor Paul Robeson spent his childhood here; his father, William Drew Robeson, was pastor of the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood.Chef Anderson is a firm believer in the power of collective consciousness, methodically teaching his kitchen staff the importance of collaboration amongst fellow chefs and local purveyors in order to collectively disrupt traditional kitchen boundaries and allow for unconventional culinary ideas to take root, flourish and move forward.
Anderson and his team practice these beliefs daily, working with local farms and butchers daily in farming, foraging, curing and fermenting ingredients to execute their vision of transforming classic dishes into something completely new.
Having spent time in kitchens around the world, both Chef Anderson and Chef de Cuisine Mike Ryan are eager to bring an openness to inventive cuisine featuring international influences that marry local ingredients with global flavors.
Outside of the kitchen, the team enjoys traveling to restaurants across the nation, participating in guest chef dinners and observing the latest trends and techniques put to practice by his peers in order to hone in on their own skills.
Once the headquarters of the Historical Society of Princeton, this Georgian building at 158 Nassau Street is one of the few remaining 18th-century houses in Princeton Borough.
Almost all of the 1766 structure remains, including original paneled walls and staircase.
Our mornings are spent picking herbs and foraging for the ingredients that are seen in the evening’s dishes.