NICK & JEN DEMAREST
Nick and Jen are graduates of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., where they met. They have experienced a wide array of culinary adventures together, ranging from a biodynamic farm in upstate New York and a private lodge in the Texas Hill Country, to the island of Cyprus where Nick was the personal chef to the American Ambassador. Nick found his culinary way to California with a job at Chez Panisse in Berkeley and Jen at BayWolf and Downtown Restaurant. Weekend trips to Sonoma County drew them to the North Bay where they opened Harvest Moon Cafe.
PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY
Our menus change daily to focus on Sonoma County’s bountiful, local harvests. We embrace the philosophy that all of our produce, meat, poultry and fish come from farms, ranches and fisheries guided by principles of sustainability. We have established relationships with local farmers to not only know where the food comes from, but to appreciate the hard work and effort it takes to grow the food and get it to the restaurant. Our home garden is great for teaching our daughter, Annabelle, how things are grown and letting her experience food from seedlings to the table.