Chef Brian Lewis’ newest venture, The Cottage in Westport, CT, is now inviting guests to celebrate Sundays through food in its warm and inviting setting by offering brunch and supper service.
“We’re excited to offer our friends in the Fairfield County community the chance to celebrate their Sunday’s with friends and family through food,” said Lewis. “Despite this location being a restaurant for more than 10 years before we opened our doors in December, it was never open on Sundays. We heard from our guests that this is a day that they focus on spending time with loved ones, and we’re hoping that, especially with our brunch service, it will encourage families of all ages to come and enjoy a meal in our home.”
The Sunday Brunch menu includes Lewis’ take on traditional breakfast favorites, such as white asparagus with duck egg béarnaise and Benton’s ham, buttered lobster eggs benedict with nasturtiums and Meyer Lemon hollandaise sauce, wild ramp toasts with sheep’s milk ricotta and morel mushroom frittata with gruyere and greens. Additional menu items include wild nettle tortelloni with robbiola cheese and sage crumbs and spinach tagliatelle with lamb Bolognese and pecorino. The menu changes frequently based upon the availability of local ingredients that Lewis can source from area farms, including Millstone Farm in Wilton.
Brian Lewis is one of Connecticut’s most celebrated chefs, lauded for his commitment to quality and seasonally driven American cuisine featured at The Cottage. He first received national recognition as the opening Executive Chef of actor Richard Gere’s The Bedford Post Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property that featured two destination restaurants, The Barn and The Farmhouse. There, he acquired national acclaim including Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurant” list in 2009, and an “Excellent” review in the New York Times for his thoughtful and consciously sourced cuisine. He launched his first solo venture in March, 2012 with elm, before leaving to focus on launching The Cottage in Connecticut’s Westport neighborhood.
Raised in Westchester, New York, Lewis discovered his love for cooking at a very early age. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with honors and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in business Management from Johnson and Wales University. Early experiences working under the guidance of legendary chefs like Jean Louis Palladin and Marco Pierre White strongly shaped Lewis’ culinary style to what it is today.
Brunch service runs from 11:30am – 2:30pm, and supper from 5:30- 9:00pm. The Cottage accepts reservations via OpenTable.com, or by contacting the restaurant at (203) 557-3701. For more information, visit http://www.thecottagewestport.com/. The restaurant can also be found on Twitter (@thecottagect), Facebook (The Cottage in Westport) and Instagram (thecottagect).The Cottage 256 Post Road E Westport, CT 06880