FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 3, 2022, Bordentown, NJ ~
Five town eateries have joined forces with D&R Greenway Land Trust as founding partners of the “Garden to Bistro” event. During the month of October, each week will showcase a restaurant where patrons can taste recipes created from produce harvested from this season’s Historic Bonaparte Garden. While visiting the restaurant, patrons can learn a bit of history from the Point Breeze table kiosk.
“Bistro month in October connects people to the land’s abundance by providing a taste of the Historic Bonaparte Garden at Point Breeze,” says Linda Mead, president of D&R Greenway Land Trust. Squash, turnips, carrots and beans grown from historic seed are the very same crops grown at Point Breeze when it was home to the exiled King of Spain, Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte. The garden’s first harvest In September was donated to Bordentown’s Father Matt at Christ Church to feed the hungry. “Now, thanks to our Founding Garden to Bistro restaurants, these treasures of the land can be savored by all residents and visitors as they enjoy this history-rich and walkable town,” says Mead.
“Garden to Bistro is a fantastic way to integrate D&R Greenway into the fabric of Bordentown,” says Mayor Jennifer Sciortino. “Our businesses are famous for supporting one another, and it’s great to see them enthusiastically embrace the newest pillar of our community–D&R Greenway. This is yet another reason why Bordentown is the best dining destination in the region.”
David Murray who runs Crumb, “a sandwich and salad joint, “ says the Garden to Bistro month is everything he and his business partner, Walter Gouldsbury, believe in. “It’s about planting the garden and sharing the produce, keeping it all local, networking, and educating people about the land,” says Murray.
Speaking of the historical value of the Point Breeze estate and garden, general manager of Old Town Pub Jay Salazar says, “We hope this will continue to provide a place for many to enjoy for years to come.”
Garden to Bistro Restaurant Line-Up
142 Second Street
“A place where friends meet friends.”
Hob Tavern boasts a huge selection of craft beer featuring local breweries
and offers specialty cocktails. The tavern is hailed for its original and
traditional sandwiches, and is especially known for its unique vegan and vegetarian options.
Old Town Pub
135 Farnsworth Avenue
With two full bars, this pub showcases a total of 50 taps, a soda fountain,
a craft kitchen serving unique fare, and huge homemade burgers.
Owner Mike Scharibone, former bar manager of JoJo’s Tavern, Mercerville,
takes pride in the eatery’s lunch and dinner menu and the pub’s “coziness of Cheers.”
136 Farnsworth Avenue
Toscano, a steak house that serves hand-picked prime meats which are dry aged on the premises,
offers an eclectic menu with traditional Italian specialties and modern adaptations. With its quiet and
elegant ambience, the owners want visitors to feel that Toscano is a home away from home.
Under the Moon Cafe
210 Farnsworth Avenue
Not your typical café, this eatery offers a mac-and-cheese bar and a menu influenced by
Spanish, Argentine, Italian, and American fare. The internationally inspired menu combines
exotic cuisine with classic comfort foods, all made from scratch.
What’s more, the owners boast that their desserts are the best in Bordentown.
To Be Announced
“a sandwich and salad joint”
1½ Crosswicks Street
Billed as a sandwich and salad joint, Crumb offers house-made focaccia and “mindfully sourced
ingredients that you can feel good about eating.” Their menu, which includes soups and sides,
offers sandwiches made with beef, chicken, or pork, plus vegetarian and vegan options.
Look for the history table-kiosk at each restaurant and ask about the featured item from the Point Breeze garden.
Scenes, above, from the celebration and inaugural tour on October 1,
of the newly planted garden and it’s first harvest season.
Participants learned about the vision and elements of the garden
and its bounty of historically-significant produce.
“This is your chance to enjoy a bite of history,” says Mead.
“We encourage history lovers and foodies alike to patronize these
generous restaurants and enjoy some delectable dishes steeped
in the unique history of Bordentown.”
D&R Greenway Land Trust is an accredited nonprofit that has reached a new milestone of over 22,000 acres of land preserved throughout central New Jersey since 1989. By protecting land in perpetuity and creating public trails, it gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The Land Trust’s preserved farms and community gardens provide local organic food for residents of the region—including those most in need. Through strategic land conservation and stewardship, D&R Greenway combats climate change, protects birds and wildlife, and ensures clean drinking water for future generations. D&R Greenway’s mission is centered on connecting land with people from all walks of life.
D&R Greenway’s outdoor trails and labyrinth are open. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages and www.drgreenway.org to learn about our latest news and other programs and events. D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton NJ 08540. The best way to reach D&R Greenway staff is by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by calling D&R Greenway at 609-578-7470.