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Restaurant News: Back 40 Kitchen to Open on Greenwich Avenue in July

This Summer Modern Farmhouse with an Organic Mission

The Back 40 Farm Group will open Back 40 Kitchen, a modern farmhouse restaurant bringing sophisticated organic, local, and seasonal dining to Greenwich Avenue this summer.

 The restaurant’s healthy “real food” menu and relaxed setting will be available for lunch, dinner, catering and takeout beginning early July 2015.

Central to the Back 40 Kitchen dining experience, is a changing menu dedicated to “real food” with organic, seasonal, and local origins. At Back 40, this means healthful dishes constructed with a range of local organic vegetables, ancient grains, wild fish, and heritage and humanely-raised meats. Complementing the menu’s sustainably sourced ingredients is a modern barn-inspired setting.

The second story dining room has been thoughtfully renovated with reclaimed wood, a wall-mounted herb garden, and a new soaring cupola, lending the light-filled space an authentic vibe.

“We want to be the place where you can enjoy a full dinner - or bring one home - and feel 100% confident about what you are feeding your family. Everything on our menu is organic. We long forward to a time when being ‘organic’ is once again redundant,” says Jen Demarsico, Back 40 Kitchen Manager.

Back 40 Kitchen will source the majority of its produce from Back 40 Farm, the owner’s 85-acre family-owned organically managed farm in Washington, CT, as well as other regional farms and purveyors, including but limited to: Fleishers Meats in Westport; Dancing Dog Farm in Ridgefield, CT; Blooming Hill Farm in Blooming Grove, NY; Gaia’s Breath Farm in Jordanville, NY; Cato Corner in Colchester, CT; Beltane Farm in Lebanon, CT; and Red Bee Honey in Weston, CT among others.

Back 40 Kitchen is owned by Greenwich residents Lesley and Bill King, who also own Back 40 Farm in Washington and Back 40 Mercantile in Old Greenwich. They have tapped husband and wife team Jennifer and George Demarsico to manage the restaurant and its kitchen. Jennifer is an organics enthusiast who will manage the front of house and George, the former executive chef for

Peter Kelly’s award-winning New York restaurant Xaviers, will lead the kitchen’s modern take on farmhouse cuisine.

Back 40 Kitchen is located at 107 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday for Lunch and Dinner, Monday is Lunch only.

*Image from Back 40 Kitchen website.

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