First Look: Blenheim Brings a Taste of The Catskills to the West Village

By Billy Lyons  |  May 16, 2014
Credit: Cherie Cincilla

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.

  • Credit: Cherie Cincilla

    Inside the main dining room at Blenheim. The restaurant also features 26 outdoor seats. The owners, who are also accomplished designers, oversaw the restaurant's aesthetics, which include hand-made tables and 18th century tools covering the walls of the restaurant's private dining room known as "The Tool Shed."

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    The reservation cards at Blenheim are a throwback to the days before OpenTable.

  • Credit: Cherie Cincilla

    Blenheim's corner table provides the perfect perch to take in the West Village.