Farewell from Community Table
Closing Night was Monday, May 15, 2017
What an amazing journey it’s been. After our first year in business, Community Table (Ct) was nominated by the James Beard Foundation as the “Best New Restaurant in America” — and while we lost that title to Jean-Georges’ new ABC Kitchen, we were all astounded that a small farm-to-table restaurant in Washington, Connecticut, could compete on a national scale.
Ct was conceived during the financial crisis with a simple vision — open a great farm-to-table restaurant to create jobs, support local farms and purveyors, and utilize local talent and labor during construction. Over the past seven years, more than 100 people have worked at Ct and whenever possible, we utilized only local ingredients from local farms. All of the design, construction, and maintenance was performed by local experts and craftsman.
Thanks to the advisory role of Katy Sparks and the talents of Executive Chef Joel Viehland and General Manager Jeff Phillips, Ct got off to a tremendous start. The national recognition we received was followed by many local awards and recognitions and Ct became a destination for both locals and far-flung foodies. Two years ago, Chef Marcell Davidsen took the reigns in the kitchen and maintained and built upon previous strengths.
The beautiful building and grounds will remain and I’m confident that one day soon, another restaurant will be developed and led by another team and it will again be a part of this vibrant community. We remain committed to our community and we will work diligently to assist others in the development of that dream.
We want to thank all of our customers and friends for your participation in the Community Table over these years! Please join our mailing list below if you'd like to hear about future projects, or get in touch with us by email.Keith, Peggy and Greta Anderson