Food is our common ground, a universal experience. – James Beard
We love 1440's Kitchen Table and everything about it—the fresh food, the modern Arts-and-Crafts setting, the wonderful, welcoming staff.
To give you a taste of the place, we crafted a visually scrumptious list of our 14 favorite things about Kitchen Table, the amazing culinary center at the heart of the 1440 campus.
1. THE FIREPLACE.
You'll want to sit right on the hearth of the big, cozy fireplace in the center of Kitchen Table. So homey.
2. THE FOOD.
Fresh, healthy dinner (like this red curry, lemongrass shrimp with roasted cashews and cilantro) never tasted so delicious! Our menu favors a plant-based approach, but you can also count on local and seasonal sources of animal protein (fish, chicken, beef, and pork).
3. THE TABLES.
The long, handmade wooden tables are at the center of Kitchen Table. They're imported from a small village in Indonesia, and you feel right at home sitting at the tables, meeting old friends or making new ones.
4. THE CHEF.
We can't talk about the food at 1440 without mentioning our Executive Chef, Kenny Woods.
His insistence on quality, flavor, and local, seasonal menus is reflected in everything from the grape salad with forbidden rice to the unique wood-fired pizzas.
5. THE PIZZA.
There's nothing like pizza from a wood-fired oven. Is it time for lunch?
6. HOUSEMADE GREMOLATA.
This wildly flavorful herb emulsion (available daily!) is our favorite topping for everything from grilled fish to roasted vegetables to pureed soups. We can't get enough.
7. THE KITCHEN TABLE STAFF.
We'd love to show you all the wonderful cooks, servers, and greeters at Kitchen Table, but you'll have to settle for a photo of Luzana Coria, who's sure to greet you with a warm smile and heartfelt caring.
8. THE LIGHTING.
Ah, the chandeliers. Gorgeous and inspirational. Beautiful food in elegant surroundings.
9. THE VEGAN OPTIONS.
Did we mention all the vegan and gluten-free options? Our plant-based menu is creative, diverse, and offers gluten-free, lactose-free, and paleo options.
After eating all your veggies, you might want some delectable dessert.
11. THE BACK PATIO.
Wander out to the back patio of Kitchen Table and right into the redwood forest. (Trails are down below.)
Breakfast is fabulous, too. Coconut yogurt, anyone?
13. THE DESIGN.
The chairs on the wall and all the quirky-yet-sophisticated interior design make for a fun, creative aesthetic.
14. THE HONEY MIXER.
Why not add a little honey to your tea and head back to the fireplace for a minute? Grab a cup of tea or coffee, and go ahead and linger.
Learn more about Chef Kenny and Kitchen Table.
Lisbeth Darsh is the Director of Digital Marketing at 1440 Multiversity, as well as the author of seven books and the popular fitness/inspiration blog Words With Lisbeth.
Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Kitchen Table January 26th.