Elements restaurant in Princeton NJ was named one of the Top 25 Restaurants In NJ beating out 100’s of other competitors to take home top honors. NJ Monthly Magazine presented the award to Elements Online. Details about the award can be found on the company website at https://njmonthly.com/articles/eat-drink/best-restaurants-2016/.
Potential award recipients were required to be Nominated by the magazine in order to be in contention for the Top 25 Restaurants In NJ, and were judged based on Food Quality, Customer Service, and Cleanliness. Stephen Distler, Owner of Elements was pleased about the company’s performance, saying:
“Chef Scott Anderson’s inventive and progressive approach to cooking has earned the attention and accolades from some of the industry’s most authoritative voices, including The James Beard Foundation. Chef Anderson is a four years running James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region and has been acclaimed a vanguard of modern Global-American cuisine. Since first opening in Autumn 2008, elements has garnered the attention of national and regional media, receiving critical acclaim and stellar reviews from The New York Times, Esquire, New Jersey Monthly, Wine Spectator and Opinionated About Dining, among others. Opinioned About Dining recently named elements #27 on the 2016 list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. Elements is also annual awarded in NJ Monthly’s Best Restaurants List, including the most recent 2016 round-up.”
In developing an ever-changing menu, the team draws inspiration from the earth, championing what grows nearby. Their mornings are spent picking herbs and foraging for the ingredients that are seen in the evening’s dishes. The menu changes daily to reflect the freshest ingredients the Princeton-area has to offer that day.
On weeknights, guests can choose from a four-course prix-fixe menu (also available a la carte), a chef’s tasting (ranging from 10-12 courses) as well as a grand tasting(ranging from 17-22 courses; available with one-week prior notice). On weekends, a five-course tasting, the chef’s tasting or grand tasting menus are exclusively offered.
Each course – presented on earthenware plates and bowls commissioned by local artisans and potters – is delivered tableside by a member of the kitchen team, accompanied by a brief explanation of the dish’s components.
Persons interested in learning more about Elements and the award can visit the website at https://njmonthly.com/articles/eat-drink/best-restaurants-2016/.
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