Russet’s Andrew Wood Has A New Restaurant
Word is, he’s partnered up with Dean Carlson from Wyebrook Farm out in Honey Brook and the two of them are opening a real, full-service restaurant at Carlson’s farm. Also, they’ve already got an opening date: March 25.
In years past, Wyebrook has done food events, pop-ups, seasonal dinners and the like. But apparently, frequent guests kept bugging Carlson to just open an actual restaurant, so now he has.
The restaurant (called The Restaurant At Wyebrook Farm, natch) will be open from March until December, serving lunch and dinner, Wednesdays through Saturdays, and brunch and dinner on Sundays. Seating will be in the restored barn on the Wyebrook property, or on a newly expanded outdoor courtyard, with tables lit by lantern light, set with cloth napkins and the good silver, and looking out over the expansive 350-acre farm.
Obviously, with Wood involved, the menus will be seasonal, local and focused on whole-animal cookery. He’s got sous chef Matt Broeze on the line to oversee day-to-day ops (allowing Wood to split his time between Wyebrook and Russet), and his wife, Kristin Wood, handling pastry and desserts at the new space.
The restaurant is going to be a BYOB (which I’m sure makes many of you out there very happy), and while it’ll be opening with indoor seating only (because weather), come May the options will expand with the primary focus being on outdoor dining. Carlson is describing the vibe as casual, friendly, appropriate for families, dates or group dining. And once things get up and running with the outdoor seating, there’s one thing for sure–the Restaurant At Wyebrook Farm is going to have some of the best views anywhere.
Wyebrook Farm [Official]