There's a new trend popping up in New York and I love it. No, I'm not talking about those slouchy MC Hammer-like pants that all the models are sporting right now during Fashion Week. It's rooftop farms being grown all over the city. Many restaurants now have their own garden or small farms above or next to their space and I think this is such a cool concept.
Yesterday we had lunch at Rosemary's in the West Village, which was an absolutely beautiful restaurant - one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Gorgeous wood floors, subway tiled + exposed brick walls, twinkle lights hanging from the ceiling. Oh and the food. That wasn't too shabby either.
The fruits and vegetables were simply beautiful. The octopus salumi was a slice of artwork. I know it's a bit silly for me to judge food by it's appearance but those gorgeous colors... I was in love. They know how to compose a pretty plate.
And on the roof of the building is a small garden. You can walk right up and take a look at what they're growing up there. All of our dishes (and we sampled a fair share as we had to be rolled out of there) were light and fresh. Farms in the city. It's an amazing thing.
Echo Park giveaway winner posted below - thanks to all who entered!