Locale Profile: Cook and Brown Public House

Providence Gastro Pub treats locals to a fresh fall menu

“The farmers come in in the morning and give us what they have. We design a menu from there,” Cook and Brown spokesperson, Aslan Zadeh, responded when asked, “How are you going to design your fall menu?” Cook and Brown Public House is a Gastro Pub nestled into a Hope Street Neighborhood in Providence. In its 3.5 years, C&B has become the place to experience traditional New England seasonal fare with a modern twist.

Incorporating classic autumn foods into their menu as the summer winds down isn’t a choice, but an unavoidable necessity. “Menus are printed for dinner sometimes a half hour before we open,” Zadeh continued. Fish vendors, rabbit farmers, free range chicken farmers, and a mushroom scavenger in addition to other meat and veggie farmers from RI and southern Mass make daily deliveries to C&B.

Past fall items have included dishes like Narragansett Creamery Ricotta Gnocchi with mushrooms and leeks, Braised Pork Belly with sweet potato puree and a root vegetable slaw, and a celeriac soup with Macoun Apple. So what can you look forward to this year? Heartier seasonal root vegetables and gord vegetables like pumpkin and squash  to complement local meats and vegetarian dishes.

C&B’s passion for local fresh carries through their bar and cocktail menu. Nearly a dozen cocktails incorporate classics and originals incorporating warm baking spices and other autumn flavors like pumpkin and apple, straight from the garden. Anticipate darker spirits for the fall– a scotch cocktail will replace the summer’s rum old fashioned to age in a barrel. As for beers on tap? Mayflower Nut Ale, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Revival’s OktoberFest and Pawtucket’s Foolproof to name a few.

 

www.cookandbrown.com

959 Hope Street, Providence

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5:30 to 10pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Sundays 5:30 to 9:30pm

 

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