The Clever Root

Spring / Summer 2016

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In a new continuing series, The Clever Root teams up with luxury lifestyle website to bring our readers the latest in cutting-edge dining. TEN RESTAURANTS THAT GO AGAINST THE GRAIN by If you're no stranger to cricket dust or sheep's heart, these restaurants are right up your alley. We searched far and wide to find America's most eccentric and far-out establishments, headed by daring chefs who see cooking as a personal art form. Some of their dishes are not for the faint-hearted, but that shouldn't dissuade you from giving each one a chance! The Instagram kudos alone should provide ample motivation for you to visit these ten adventurous restaurants. Juniper & Ivy, San Diego, CA Chef Richard Blais In this sweeping 250-seat warehouse dining space in San Diego, celebrity chef Richard Blais couples his inventive West Coast–inspired American fare with geometric art and a bustling open kitchen. The kinetic energy in Juniper & Ivy effortlessly flows from its architecture to your plate. Movement and symmetry in a dessert like the kitschy Yodel—a cylindrical devil's food cake made with hazelnut brittle and white chocolate mousse—is the big finale. The kitschy Yodel at Juniper & Ivy in San Diego, CA. PHOTO: CECE CANTON 3 2 | t h e c l e v e r r o o t COURTESY OF ATERA Green asparagus is topped with lovage and delicate sheets of milk skin at Atera in New York City. Adventurous Dining Atera, New York, NY Chef Ronny Emborg At New York's Atera, you don't just taste the food; you see, smell, touch and feel it, too. Chef Ronny Emborg's all-out sensory kitchen picks produce at its peak and exclusively uses ingredients that are in their seasonal prime to create dishes that deliver a full-bodied sensory experience. By vetting his produce so meticulously, he creates a medley of flavors that impact all your senses, which results in an otherworldly dining experience.

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