Please join Mill Street Bar & Table as they welcome Bill King of Back 40 Farm Group as September’s “Speaker Series” Lunch Guest on Thursday, September 22 at noon
Enjoy a 3-course lunch, discussion and Q&A for $65/pp (including tax & gratuity)
Bill and Lesley King may be “accidental farmers”, but five projects later – an upstate organic farm (Back 40 Farm), a sophisticated sustainable-goods shop (Back 40 Mercantile), a farmers market (Old Greenwich) and two farm-to-table restaurants (Back 40 Kitchen & Mill Street Bar & Table) – their story has left a healthy and lasting imprint on our community.
Reservations required; please visit MillStreetCT.com or call 203.813.3323
About Mill Street Bar & Table
Devoutly Seasonal. Approachably Elegant. Community Spirited.
Mill Street Bar & Table is an American restaurant with a seasonally driven menu celebrating the bounty of the northeast land and sea. The kitchen celebrates regional cooking using peak-season ingredients from sustainable sources, including its own Back 40 Farm.
Mill Street is located in the center of the Byram hamlet of Greenwich, Connecticut, bordered by the Long Island Sound and the Byram River. Its casually elegant design focuses on warmth and hospitality throughout – with two distinct dining rooms, a marble oyster bar, a full service bar (with its own entrance), a cocktail lounge littered with plush couches and over-sized chairs and a beautiful patio (with heaters). Influenced by the classic American tavern, Mill Street’s historic restorations evoke an older neighborhood feel with sophisticated polish.
Managing Partner and Executive Chef, Mill Street Bar & Table
Geoff’s approach as a chef is heavily influenced by his close relationships with farmers, a community-minded spirit and a decade spent working alongside a celebrated group of seasonal fine dining restaurants and chefs – Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, Dan Barber at Stone Barns and Blue Hill, and Michael Anthony at Gramercy Tavern.
A third generation backyard farmer, Geoff began cultivating a garden in his own sandbox as a child, then as a student at the Culinary Institute of America – establishing its first organic garden – and currently at Mill Street, as Chef caring for his multiple plots of herbs and vegetables in the nearby Greenwich Community Gardens.
Moving back to Connecticut allowed Geoff to pursue the second half of his culinary career – building his own community and establishing his own restaurant. As Executive Chef of LeFarm and The Whelk in Westport, he began laying the groundwork to open his own restaurant in Connecticut. Geoff met Bill King, owner of Back 40 Farm Group, at the perfect time; Bill was searching for a great chef and Geoff was looking for a partner. Their shared values of seasonality and community quickly led to the vision that became Mill Street. Geoff calls the opening of Mill Street with an organic farmer “a dream come true.”
BACK 40 FARM GROUP
The Back 40 Group started as most great things do, on the farm. The Back 40 Farm is a family-owned 85-acre organic farm in Washington, CT that has since expanded to include Back 40 Mercantile, a modern take on an old-fashioned general store, Back 40 Kitchen in Greenwich, and Mill Street Bar & Table.