One of Hamilton's best known restaurants is expanding to East Baltimore.
, the Hamilton restaurant focused on farm-to-table foods and meals will open a new location, Clementine at Creative Alliance May 17, says Clementine owner and chef Winston Blick.
The 49-seat bistro will be a slightly more upscale and 'downtown' version of Clementine in Hamilton, which does rustic comfort food, Blick says.
The restaurant will be a partnership between The Creative Alliance
and Clementine, with Clementine managing the restaurant. The Creative Alliance built out the restaurant and recruited Clementine to fill the space, Blick says.
More than four years ago, both parties were interested in a partnership, but Blick thought the space was too small and Blick ended up opening Clementine in a space in Hamilton. Ironically, the restaurant is the same size as the original Clementine prior to its renovations two years ago, Blick says.
"The great thing about this is that we have the chance to do it again," Blick says.
As for the cooking duties, the current sous chef at Clementine, Jeremy Price, will take over as chef at the new location. Jill Snyder, formerly of Woodberry Kitchen
and Top Chef season five contestant
, will become the executive chef at Hamilton's Clementine, Blick says.
Blick says he's slightly removed himself from daily cooking to work on menus and bringing in fresh, local produce and meats for his restaurants from area farms.
Some of the farms that partner with Clementine include Prigel Family Creamery
, The Zahradka Farm
, and the Hamilton Crop Circle
Blick's other venture, a market called Green Onion
, will open this week or early next week up the street from Clementine in Hamilton. The market will carry local dairy products and meats, dry goods, and other locally made products like laundry detergents, jams, and jellies. The market will also bring in chefs such as Snyder to offer classes and workshops.
Blick told Bmore Media that the shop is a cross between Atwater's and Milk and Honey Market
Sources: Winston Blick, owner of Clementine
Andre Mazelin, theatre and rental manager at the Creative Alliance.
Writer: Alexandra Wilding, email@example.com