Virtually two years after launching downtown Solvang restaurant peasants FEAST on the onset of pandemic shutdowns, restaurateurs Chef Michael Cherney and Sarah Cherney are able to develop their attain in the neighborhood with a second location.
The married couple is ready to debut their across-the-street sister eatery, peasants DELI & MARKET, on Thursday, Jan. 27, with a promise to supply the the identical domestically sourced substances customary to their “scratch-made” artisanal meals and beverage model.
Nevertheless, not like their anchor location, the star of the present on the quaint downtown deli will probably be a ham station, however not simply any ham station.
In accordance with the native chef and his spouse, who collectively declare 30 years of restaurant expertise that features work at globally acknowledged Michelin star kitchens, a leg of Spanish-import ham — Jamón Ibérico Bellota Cinco Jotas — thought of the best cured ham on the planet, will probably be entrance and middle, able to be carved and served to order.
For Chef Cherney, the deli idea is private.
“Most of my reminiscences of my dad revolve round meals, and a number of the better of these had been from the instances he’d take me to hole-in-the-wall delis throughout Los Angeles,” Cherney defined. “We’d sit out on the curb to eat no matter that day’s haul may need been. peasants DELI and MARKET is my re-creation of these reminiscences, proper right down to the scant sidewalk seating in entrance of the store.”
The deli’s sandwich menu will function an assortment of hand-sliced à la carte meats and artisanal cured and smoked meats — all served on proprietary sesame French rolls baked by Santa Ynez Valley bakery Bob’s Nicely Bread and completed with special-made home dressings and condiments. The chef’s famend pastrami smoked salmon and house-roasted Kobe roast beef sandwiches may also make it to the menu. The beer and wine choice will invite patrons to get pleasure from on-site with restricted seating, or as a takeaway choice.
In the marketplace aspect of the enterprise, the store will function rows of provisions obtainable for buy, similar to olive oil and fig balsamic vinegar which can be made for peasants DELI by native crafter World Gardens. Jars of peasants PICKLES, handmade pasta and numerous dressings used on the deli will probably be on show, together with their proprietary Italian dressing and Dawn Natural Farms Bulgarian carrot pepper sizzling sauce.
“We actually wished to entertain a bit extra, however the natural progress and tempo of peasants FEAST’s enterprise didn’t give us an opportunity to take action,” mentioned Sarah Cherney. “The DELI is a chance to sluggish our tempo, and to welcome visitors in a extra intimate setting.”
The preliminary design of peasants FEAST had been a spot for household and pals to collect, nonetheless, the pandemic had completely different plans, the couple mentioned.
Relatively than shrink, they tailored, modifying their recreation plan and deploying a to-go enterprise mannequin which later included seating diners on their outside patio. It was solely just lately that visitors have been permitted to benefit from the eatery’s indoor eating space, which had stayed empty throughout the peak of the pandemic, the couple defined.
With years of planning, hopes, goals and sacrifice main as much as opening their first Solvang restaurant in April 2020, the Cherneys pushed ahead with the opening of peasants FEAST within the midst of a pandemic that led them to success and the opening of a second location.
“It’s humorous, how issues play out,” Chef Cherney mentioned. “Not solely did we survive the previous practically two years, now we’re truly increasing our household enterprise, full with that ham as a foodie focus.”
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Lisa André covers way of life and native information for Santa Ynez Valley Information and Lompoc File, editions of the Santa Maria Occasions.