The wait is over. Mistral’s doors are open and the kitchen is hot.
Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert joined co-owners Stephen Distler and Scott Anderson wielding a chef’s knife to help mark the opening of Princeton’s newest restaurant, Mistral. This soon-to-be landmark is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and features small plates with severe flavors and distinguished plating style.
Mistral is the sister restaurant of Elements and as such has a lot of the same cast of characters. Here is a peek at who’s who at Mistral:
Past Life: Spent the past 25-plus years in the Financial Services Industry. Restaurateur. Owner of Elements Princeton.
Scott Anderson @monkchef
Past Life: Plating genius Executive Chef at Elements Princeton. 2013 James Beard award semi-finalist for Best Chef-Mid Atlantic Region. Scott is a Ryland Inn transplant, having joined Elements at its inception in 2008. Scott will continue his duality and work at Elements and Mistral then pass the baton to Ben Nerenhausen to run the kitchen at Mistral.
Ben Nerenhausen @bnerenhausen
Past Life: California trained Sous chef The Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley. (A Michelin three-star honoree). Scott also worked at other Michelin-starred restaurants, “The 5th Floor” and “Salt House”.
Restaurants can’t run with chefs alone and Mistral puts us in good hands with General Manager Derek Brosseau and Manager Jerry Donovan both of whom worked at Elements in the past and know that “Customer Service isn’t an option, it’s a necessity”.
The doors are open so stop in for lunch or dinner. Small plates are always best shared with friends so grab a couple and enjoy the flavors. I know, a blog post about a restaurant and nothing on the food? That’s next. Check back later this week for some great views on the food that filled our bellies.
BYOB. Reservations only take for parties 6 or more
66 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ 08542