Best restaurants for using local produce?
If you want to feel like you're eating out of your own hypothetical garden this summer, where would you go? Westville in the Village seems like a contender. Other recommendations of places that draw on seasonal, local produce for their menus?
Blue Hill and Five Points came to mind right away. The current spring menu of Gramercy Tavern also uses a lot of seasonal ingredients, but not sure if they are entirely local.
A Voce also uses a lot of seaonal and local ingredients. Rumors had it that the chef shops at greenmarkets every day to look for the freshest ingredients for the dishes.
I know that Tocqueville's chef/owner Marco Moreira shops at the Union Sq. Greenmarket. One time, when we were there for lunch, our server told us that Chef Moreira had gone to the Greemarket that morning and had decided to add a special -- a newly-composed salad highlighting tomatoes that he had just bought there. We ordered it and, needless to say, it was delicious.
Along with Five Points, its sister restaurant, Cook Shop (in Chelsea), is known for local ingredients. Borough Food & Drink just opened and claims to use only home-grown food products and also fresh meat and produce from NY state. If you check it out, give a quick review...