First Look: Blenheim Brings a Taste of The Catskills to the West Village
The West Village has a new farm-to-table restaurant that offers a taste of the Catskills without the three hour drive. Blenheim, a new restaurant from the Smorgas Chef duo of Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye, sources everything from meat to maple syrup from the restaurateurs own 150-acre farm in upstate New York. Justin Hilbert, formerly of Gwynnett Street, will oversee the kitchen as executive chef. The restaurant showcases both an a la carte and five-course tasting menu, with sample seasonal dishes including fiddlehead ferns cooked in goat's butter and guinea hen with steamed lettuce and hazelnuts. The bar also focuses on farm fresh ingredients for its cocktails as well as biodynamic wines. For dessert, one of the options is a maple egg cream made with farm fresh cream and maple syrup. For a look inside the 45-seat eatery before the opening this Monday, click through the slideshow below.