Kitchen Zinc New Haven

Kitchen Zinc New Haven

From the business Kitchen ZINC is all about the ingredients. Just like its sister restaurant, ZINC, it focuses on local, sustainable and fresh ingredients in the form of artisanal pizzas. So what … Learn more about Kitchen ZINC , Opens a popup Specialties Kitchen ZINC is all about the ingredients. Just like its sister restaurant, ZINC, it focuses on local, sustainable and fresh ingredients in the form of artisanal pizzas.So what exactly is artisan pizza? An Artisan, is defined as a skilled worker who practices a trade or handicraft-in other words, a craftsman. By defining Kitchen ZINC as artisan pizza we are taking our years of knowledge, award-winning skills and relationships with local farms in an attempt to craft the perfect pie.At Kitchen ZINC, we believe ingredients are meant to be savored. We have built relationships with local farms and vendors who take as much care in their work as we do. We want every pie we make to seamlessly melt wholesome flavor with impeccable quality. We work together with these farms to bring you everything from locally made sausage to goat cheese to vegetables and more. History Established in 2009. In 2009, Denise Appel and Donna Curran decided to open an artisan pizza restaurant. Kitchen ZINC focuses on local, sustainable, and fresh ingredients to make our artisanal pizzas stand out amongst the stiff competition of the New Haven pizza scene. Every pie seamlessly melts wholesome flavor with impeccable quality. Meet the Business Owner Donna C. and Denise A. Business Owner Owner, Donna Curran, and Chef-Owner, Denise Appel, have been working together for over 30 years. 18 years ago, they opened ZINC New Haven and 9 years ago they opened Kitchen ZINC, an artisanal pizza restaurant. Both are favorites of New Haven locals and continue to be a dining destination in Connecticut. Report
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Kitchen Zinc New Haven

Specialties Kitchen ZINC is all about the ingredients. Just like its sister restaurant, ZINC, it focuses on local, sustainable and fresh ingredients in the form of artisanal pizzas.So what exactly is artisan pizza? An Artisan, is defined as a skilled worker who practices a trade or handicraft-in other words, a craftsman. By defining Kitchen ZINC as artisan pizza we are taking our years of knowledge, award-winning skills and relationships with local farms in an attempt to craft the perfect pie.At Kitchen ZINC, we believe ingredients are meant to be savored. We have built relationships with local farms and vendors who take as much care in their work as we do. We want every pie we make to seamlessly melt wholesome flavor with impeccable quality. We work together with these farms to bring you everything from locally made sausage to goat cheese to vegetables and more. History Established in 2009. In 2009, Denise Appel and Donna Curran decided to open an artisan pizza restaurant. Kitchen ZINC focuses on local, sustainable, and fresh ingredients to make our artisanal pizzas stand out amongst the stiff competition of the New Haven pizza scene. Every pie seamlessly melts wholesome flavor with impeccable quality. Meet the Business Owner Donna C. and Denise A. Business Owner Owner, Donna Curran, and Chef-Owner, Denise Appel, have been working together for over 30 years. 18 years ago, they opened ZINC New Haven and 9 years ago they opened Kitchen ZINC, an artisanal pizza restaurant. Both are favorites of New Haven locals and continue to be a dining destination in Connecticut.
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Kitchen Zinc New Haven

Client Zinc Restaurant Type Interior Fit-Out Size 3,000 SF Location New Haven, CT Completion 2009 The owners of Zinc approached Karin about re-designing their sister restaurant located on Temple Street Plaza in downtown New Haven, CT. This historic space, originally a fur vault, is built of brick and concrete. A new menu concept, different seating arrangements and a new enlarged bar required a new design. This was a collaborative design with Heather Bensko. The design is respectful of the original architectural features, including exposed brick walls, an iron column, and gilded carved cornice. A new bar and suspended blown-glass fixtures re-energize the space, while the new neutral color scheme changes the atmosphere to one of sophisticated yet casual dining. The new name, Kitchen Zinc, ties it directly to the original restaurant. The new menu of artisan pizza and other delectables, made with local, farm-to-table ingredients, is drawn on a large chalkboard over the pass-through to the kitchen. Photograph prints of farm and market wares are suspended in the original niches. To read more about the design, click on our featured blog post here. Team Karin Patriquin, principal; Heather Bensko Photos N.A.
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Kitchen Zinc New Haven

Sommelier and General Manager Michael Egan began his wine career in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While enrolled in college, Michael worked in fine dining restaurant and in the wine and spirit industry. It was his exposure to wines while working in restaurants that would grow his passion and make him want to learn everything he possibly could. During his tenure at ZINC New Haven, his talent for food and wine pairing and his devotion to the education of the public, as well as the ZINC New Haven service staff, has helped to establish ZINC New Haven as a wine destination for New England. Michael spends much of his free time continuing his education. He is currently studying for the Master Sommelier Program.
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Kitchen Zinc New Haven

Kitchen ZINC is all about the ingredients. Just like its sister restaurant, ZINC, it focuses on local, sustainable and fresh ingredients in the form of artisanal pizzas.So what exactly is artisan pizza? An Artisan, is defined as a skilled worker who practices a trade or handicraft-in other words, a craftsman. By defining Kitchen ZINC as artisan pizza we are taking our years of knowledge, award-winning skills and relationships with local farms in an attempt to craft the perfect pie.At Kitchen ZINC, we believe ingredients are meant to be savored. We have built relationships with local farms and vendors who take as much care in their work as we do. We want every pie we make to seamlessly melt wholesome flavor with impeccable quality. We work together with these farms to bring you everything from locally made sausage to goat cheese to vegetables and more.

Kitchen Zinc New Haven

Zinc used much, but not all of the space at 964 Chapel Street. There remained the former fur vault at the back of the restaurant, a small, still unused space that also had a potential patio area adjacent. At the time, Zinc was relatively quiet in the summer, and Curran and Appel liked the idea of offering seasonal outdoor dining. But that was then, and now both Zinc and Kitchen Zinc are “jammin’ all year round,” says Appel.

Kitchen Zinc New Haven

Some of New Haven’s most highly coveted pizzas aren’t where you might expect. After you’ve prowled Wooster Street for its rightfully famous pies, check out a former fur vault on Chapel Street, tucked behind renowned Zinc restaurant. It’s Zinc’s baby sister, Kitchen Zinc.

Kitchen Zinc New Haven

Curran and Appel had met in the ’90s at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Museum Cafe. Appel, who had culinary training at Manchester Community College, worked her way up from waitress to executive sous chef. Curran was the events coordinator. Appel’s cuisine reflects the years spent at the side of her grandmother, who spent 40 years cooking for a priest. Katherine Crites cooked French-Canadian dishes, lots of white beans, bacon, French bread, that filters into the food at both Zinc and Kitchen Zinc. When Curran moved to New Haven she called Appel and suggested they start a restaurant together. And so, Zinc was born.

The owners of Zinc approached Karin about re-designing their sister restaurant located on Temple Street Plaza in downtown New Haven, CT. This historic space, originally a fur vault, is built of brick and concrete. A new menu concept, different seating arrangements and a new enlarged bar required a new design. This was a collaborative design with Heather Bensko. The design is respectful of the original architectural features, including exposed brick walls, an iron column, and gilded carved cornice. A new bar and suspended blown-glass fixtures re-energize the space, while the new neutral color scheme changes the atmosphere to one of sophisticated yet casual dining. The new name, Kitchen Zinc, ties it directly to the original restaurant. The new menu of artisan pizza and other delectables, made with local, farm-to-table ingredients, is drawn on a large chalkboard over the pass-through to the kitchen. Photograph prints of farm and market wares are suspended in the original niches. To read more about the design, click on our featured blog post here.

Chef Denise Appel and her co-owner Donna Curran opened Zinc in 1999 in the former Savitt Jewelers space. Zinc quickly became one of the city’s go-to destinations for locally sourced, farm-to-table food expertly crafted into a fine dining experience. “At Zinc, we call it a global influence of food but local product,” Appel says.

ZINC New Haven was one of the first restaurants we went to in New Haven years ago before a play at the Shubert, and it is still around which is wonderful. It is easy to get to in New Haven, near Yale and the Shubert. I always know I will have a good meal there, and find interesting selections on the menu.