Black Tree Blooming in Brooklyn

Black Orchard Brooklyn Offering Locally Produced Ingredients: Photo credit: Alice Henneman

Black Tree Orchard Street is sending out a branch to grow a new tree in Brooklyn. Residents can expect to see the sapling, Black Tree Brooklyn, open on September 30 at 261 Metropolitan Avenue in Crown Heights.

The restaurant specializes in locally sourced ingredients in their healthful, theme-based menus. Black Tree boasts foods which come from no further than a 300-mile radius around New York, with weekly menus which break down an entire animal or particular idea each week.

Partners Sandy Dee Hall and Macnair Sillick will also introduce a chef’s table for eight diners and a tasting menu. The restaurant will have 1,600 square-feet, big enough to include in-house curing and fermenting, plus barrel-aged cocktails. The dining room will have room for 80 with an additional 16 at a large, wood-stained bar.

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