Verbena, an intimate BYOB in Kennett Square, has opened under the culinary tutelage of Chef Scott Morozin. He promises a menu using only the highest quality fresh, seasonal ingredients, including as many locally as possible. The restaurant replaces the former La Madera Bistro at 102 East State Street.
I asked Chef Scott a few questions to get us all excited about the opening:
Philly Grub: What inspired you to name the restaurant Verbena? I assume lemon verbena will be featured on the menu in one way, shape or form?
Scott Morozin: I will use forms of Verbena on the menu and in the dining room as often as possible. It is a seasonal plant and herb.
PG: Will you only be open for dinner? And is it prix fixe or can people order a la carte?
SM: We will be open for prix fixe dinner only. The Valentine’s Day menu will be an a la carte menu.
PG: Certainly, seasonality and local ingredients mean a lot to you. How often do you plan on updating the menu?
SM: Seasonality is of course important but if I have to use west coast or mid west ingredients they are of high quality. For example: California raspberries are superb right now. I will change my menu as often as I have in the past; about every 2 weeks something will change so surprises are expected.
PG: Why should people choose Verbena in Kennett Square as a must-visit destination for dining?
SM: I have and will continue to use as many people and services as I can. I want to be an integral part of a positive community. Local farmers markets and being in a farming state just feels natural. I’m constantly looking for new products and new ways to cook them. And simply because Kennett is awesome!
To learn more, visit the website. Call (484)-732-7932 or reserve a table on Open Table.
Photos courtesy of RSC Visuals.