Beloved for his modern American fare, world-renowned chef David Burke is opening a new Garden State restaurant this spring: David Burke at Orange Lawn.
The restaurant, located within Orange Lawn Tennis Club, the 140-year-old South Orange landmark, will be open to the public through the club’s dining club membership, which requires a small one-time fee.
According to Jersey Bites, patrons can expect a taste of Burke’s signature salt-aged beef, hand-crafted pastas, and other Mediterranean-influenced favorites. Burke has teamed up with Warren County’s Well-Sweep Herb Farm to create an on-site organic herb garden that will supply produce including lemon verbena, stevia, assorted lettuce, yellow and red heirloom tomatoes, ramps, and more, for seasonal dishes and drinks at David Burke at Orange Lawn and 40 Love Pub.
Jersey Bites spoke with the famous chef — born in Brooklyn and raised in Hazlet — who called South Orange “a beautiful town” and noted that he’s “happy to be working with the incredible owners at Orange Lawn Tennis Club to serve delicious fare to dining club members.”
“We have a great space and catering and banquet capabilities, so I’m looking forward connecting with the local community and being part of weddings, bar mitzvahs and other special celebrations held here at the historic club,” he said.
Just in time for the warm weather months, Burke said the main dining room has a “California vibe to it with its open, green, and sunny atmosphere.”
Some of the seasonal, local dishes to expect include lobster steamed in a bag with squid ink pasta, dry-aged steak, roasted branzino, scallops and octopus, and Dover sole, plus some of Burke’s signature dishes such as clothesline bacon, lobster dumplings and pastrami smoked salmon.
Burke has numerous restaurants throughout the country, including several in New Jersey.
Read the full Jersey Bites article here.