Friday, November 9, 2012
Chefs Jeff Fournier and Jakob White talk about what distinguishes their new Waban restaurant from 51 Lincoln, how they came to work together and what they'd do if they had a whole pig to work with.
If you were going to open a new restaurant, would you choose a spot just a mile and a half away from your already wildly successful (but very different) dining destination? If you were Jeff Fournier of 51 Lincoln, and now Waban Kitchen, that is exactly what you’d do. And you’d have a darn good reason for doing it too: the short commute makes for an easier balance between work life and home life. “My philosophy of entrepreneurship and being a chef has morphed over the last few years,” Fournier explains. “When I started thinking about starting a family (Jeff and his wife, Kate, are expecting their first child at the beginning of next year), I really started to make choices about quality of life for my staff and for myself and, moving …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
51 Lincoln Chef Jeffrey Fournier has started a new venture on Beacon Street in Waban, in the former Kouzina space.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The newest venture from 51 Lincoln's Jeff Fournier replaces the former Kouzina on Beacon Street in Waban.
In what seems to be a monthly trend here in Newton, another new restaurant has opened its doors. Waban Kitchen, a new venture from 51 Lincoln Chef Jeff Fournier, opened last night, according to Grub Street Boston and the restaurant's Facebook page. The new restaurant is located at 1649 Beacon St. in Waban, the space formerly occupied by Kouzina. According to the Facebook page, Waban Kitchen will start taking reservations on Open Table after Nov. 8. Back in August, Fournier told Patch about the "rustic," farm-to-table restaurant in Waban Square. The food featured at Waban Kitchen will have "simple, elegant flavors", Fournier said, with dishes like grilled langoustine with lentils and flat iron steak served with bone marrow mashed …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The new eatery, which will replace Kouzina in Waban Square, will have a farm-to-table theme and a cozy, "rustic" feel.
When 51 Lincoln Chef Jeffrey Fournier was exploring locations for a new restaurant, Newton wasn't always a sure bet. In fact, Fournier was considering a project somewhere in downtown Boston before talking it over with Mayor Setti Warren, and taking into account the connections he's made here in the Garden City. "Newton is a great city to work with, and Mayor Warren was really pro-business with me when I was discussing doing a project in downtown Boston or staying here," says Fournier, a Newtonville resident. "The conversations I had with him were pretty important to staying here in Newton." Later this year Fournier plans to open up Waban Kitchen, a "rustic," farm-to-table restaurant in Waban Square. The new eatery will replace the …