Check out this bag from elements restaurant in Princeton. When I could not finish my entrée there recently (delicious Griggstown chicken), manager Emilia Sparatta presented me with this take home bag that made my day (or evening). Soft woven “fabric,” piped edges, cord handles. You’d think I’d been to the toniest shop on Madison Avenue. My friend wished she hadn’t cleaned her plate!
And, of course the little box that held the chicken is environmentally friendly, almost as friendly as the staff. Hospitality reaches new heights here, but the vibe is still relaxed.
The night of my recent visit, Emilia’s husband, Sous Chef Joe Sparatta, was in the kitchen, and our dinners were wonderful all the way through, from Kindai tuna tartare to tender octopus, cavatelli with lamb bacon, the chicken, and a delirium of chocolate dessert. It doesn’t get much better than this. (p.s. there’s still time to sign up for the Outstanding in the Field dinner at Cherry Grove Farm on September 1, prepared by elements Chef/co-owner Scott Anderson. A not-to-be-missed event!)