Monday, January 13, 2014
Bidwell, the New Roof to Table Restaurant at Union Market
We're all familiar with the farm to table (fresh & locally sourced ingredients), but roof to table might be a new one for you. Many of Bidwell's fruits & vegetable will come from the move than 70 aeroponic planters located on the roof of Union Market (1309 5th Street).
Bidwell takes its name from John Bidwell. A general in the U.S. Army in the 1800s, a United States Presidential candidate in 1892, & founder of Chico, California, Bidwell was a man of many talents. He was also an avid farmer known for developing the Bidwell heirloom melon, a gold medal winning flour, and he often credited with cultivating California’s first commercial raisin crop.
Chef John Mooney (formerly of Red Sage, Raku, & New York City's Bell, Book, & Candle) will show off his unique flair for southern inspired fare. Think Gin & Tonic Salmon with Caramelized Cauliflower, Crispy Deviled Eggs with Homemade Ranch Dressing, Lobster Taco with Avocado Tomatillo Salsa, and Suckling Pig.
Seating for 120 patrons, including a chef's counter where you can enjoy the open kitchen, & additional outdoor seats. Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-3:30pm. Dinner Tuesday-Thursday, & Sunday 5:30pm-10:00 p.m., & Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm. Brunch will be served on Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-3:30pm. But it sounds like they are starting off with just dinner service for the moment.
Washington City Paper (they have a menu)
Brightest Young Things (tons of photos)