Artisan, the new restaurant in the Delamar in Southport, is an instant success. The outdoor bar and patio are filled with fashionistas making the scene. But from our view at an outdoor dinner table, those who’d come for drinks only were missing out on some great food.
Artisan’s food is “seasonally inspired” New England cuisine. To express the craftsmanship theme, executive chef and partner Frederic Kieffer, a native Parisian who was the opening chef at L’Escale in Greenwich and the executive chef at Gaia in Greenwich, uses many local, sustainable ingredients.