Wednesday, October 30, 2013

FLX Restaurant Week: Hazelnut Kitchen

Hazelnut Kitchen

is a unique farm to table destination restaurant in the quaint village of Trumansburg, NY that wouldn't be where it is today without the sustaining community and local enthusiasm of the Finger Lakes region. Hazelnut Kitchen stays true to the words "Farm to Table Fresh."

describe the imageTrumansburg serves as an ideal location for Hazelnut Kitchen to highlight the best of what each season has to offer in the Finger Lakes all the while creating casually elegant dining experiences. Their menus change almost weekly depending on what the nearby farmers have available. Owners, Justin Paterson and Lisa Johnckheere, are continuing the legacy of the Hazelnut Kitchen as previous owners Jonah and Christine McKeough handed over the reins in 2012.

To Justin and Lisa, fresh ingredients and friendly, knowledgeable service are the cornerstones of their establishment. The husband and wife team have a history of over 10 years in the hospitality industry. For Justin, his time was spent in the culinary realm; Lisa, on the other hand, spent her time on the management side of things. Together, they have combined the best of both worlds to make the Hazelnut Kitchen what it is today.

HazlenutChef Justin has created a menu that features some fall weather favorites with a sophisticated twist, sourcing from eight Finger Lakes farms. Start with the Hazelnut Kitchen version of “Chicken Noodle Soup” consisting of hearty orecchiette pasta, house-made chicken sausage, carrots, and celery. What could be better on a crisp fall evening?

Next up is the entrĂ©e selection: Braised Ham with local fingerling potatoes, Chinese broccoli, and apples. This menu just screams fall.  A Pear Strudel rounds out the evening, complete with a pear cider reduction and cinnamon ice cream. Need I say more?

Menu | Call 607-387-4433 for reservations

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