Paris Smeraldo and Meg Lipke opened Northeast Kingdom in the Fall of 2005 in Bushwick, with the help of family and friends. The husband/wife team found inspiration for the restaurant in the farming communities and deer camps of their native Vermont. Our contemporary-American menu emphasizes seasonality and sourcing from local farms and purveyors. Seasonal foraging and organic gardening are part of this effort. We forage throughout the season; ramps, trout lilies, ostrich ferns, stinging nettle and wildgreens are just a few of the wild edibles that we forage in the Hudson Valley.