Daily Freeman Review
May 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
This chef-owner wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but he did find a golden fork in the road.
Jamie Parry, chef-owner of Another Fork in the Road restaurant in Milan, is one of the new generation of chefs who have the courage to take the risks to cull original sources for a new way of cultivating, preparing and presenting good that’s fresh, local and innovative.
The restaurant, open for just two years, is within sight of the entrance to the Taconic State Parkway, regardless from which you approach it.
“Nothing comes out of a bag here,” Parry said during a recent interview.
“Everything is locally sourced and handmade with French, Spanish and Manhattan influences,” Parry said. He noted that the kitchen ingredients follow a seasonal and natural progression, with, for example, dandelion pesto and frittata with local wild ramps (more on ramps later) on the menu the day the Freeman visited. Parry said he also makes his own soda, with rhubarb, ginger, lemon and root beer among the favorites… (read more)