Address: 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, US
Phone: 914 366 9600
When it comes to food, this is as local as it gets. Just thirty miles north of Manhattan’s city streets sits Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, an 80-acre farm on the Rockefeller estate in the Pocantico Hills. Visitors can take a tour of the pastures and related workshops, some more glamorous than others—there’s the intro to jam making, and then there’s the course on internal parasites in sheep and goats! Eating at the restaurant here is a blissful sort of education in itself, as the food speaks for itself. Chef Dan Barber’s efforts have won the restaurant a formidable reputation and a consistent spot on ‘best-of’ lists. Famously, there are no menus at Blue Hill, or at least not traditional ones. Diners simply select from a list of in-season ingredients and Barber and Co. takes it from there.