Tagged with Scott Anderson

Dinner at elements

Dinner at elements

It was a double-header celebration of my birthday and retirement. A most generous friend took me to elements in Princeton for a “twofer” dinner, and we went all-out, ordering a tasting menu, something I’ve always wanted to, but not had a chance to do there before (the whole table has to participate). If you are ever … Continue reading

Mistral

Mistral

Whoosh! The strong wind that freshen the air in the south of France has blown into Princeton. Stephen Distler and Scott Anderson, who also own elements in Princeton, have now opened Mistral, a more casual BYO incarnation of the original fine dining location. (Mistral Chef de Cuisine is Ben Nerenhausen, late of  The Restaurant at … Continue reading

Guest Chefs and Artisans at elements

Guest Chefs and Artisans at elements

Elements Chef Scott Anderson launches his summer “Chefs & Craftsmen” series on May 17, teaming up top cooks and artisans from coast to coast, right here in Princeton. “My team and I wanted put together dinners that honor masters of their crafts—from chefs around the country that I have to utmost respect for, to fermentation experts, and … Continue reading

Kudos to Scott Anderson of elements!

Kudos to Scott Anderson of elements!

Elements  chef Scott Anderson has been named a semifinalist for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic in the James Beard Foundation Awards. The finalist are to be named on March 18, and I have great hopes of seeing Scott’s name on that list. too.  The awards are announced in New York on May 6. He, his chefs, and his … Continue reading

Eggsactly!

Once again elements restaurant impresses, this time at Monday’s Taste of the Nation. (Thank you to all who came out and participated!) What’s in that egg?  It was spaghetti carbonara; a classic Italian pasta dish with a creamy sauce with bacon & sometimes peas.  Chef Scott Anderson made this version with asparagus foam instead of peas though, … Continue reading

Kudos to Outstanding in the Field

Folks from up and down the East Coast gathered at Cherry Grove Farm in Lawrenceville last night for a feast put on by Jim Denevan’s Outstanding in the Field prepared by Scott Anderson of elements restaurant.  After passed hors d’oeuvres and a farm tour (watch out for those cow patties!), everyone sat down at a loooong table … Continue reading

Outstanding! (or maybe sitting)

Foodies and other locavores will gather at Cherry Grove Farm in Lawrenceville on September 1 for a very special dinner en plein air – as in outdoors in a field.  The event is mounted by Outstanding In The Field, and is part of a moveable feast that matches local farmers and top chefs across the country each year. The … Continue reading

elements – awesome!

I just can’t resist somewhat scooping my own upcoming (12/26) Packet review of the new restaurant in town, elements.  Let’s just say I was very impressed with my recent dinner there, which included the Foie Gras Torchon appetizer at left.  Scott Anderson is in his – ouch! – element here, with a highly imaginative global … Continue reading