Table Talk: Updated market-cafe keeps farm charm

Table Talk: Updated market-cafe keeps farm charm

By Michael Klein

Inquirer Columnist
Guillermo Tellez and Rob Boone, veterans of Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago and the top hands in Striped Bass’ kitchen at the end of its run, have surfaced in Chester County after buying the old Northbrook Orchards and installing a market/cafe. Their wives, Christine Boone and Leslie Tellez, work with them.

Northbrook MarketPlace (1805 Unionville-Wawaset Road, West Chester, 610-793-1210) is set up in a two-story space in an old barn. They’ve kept Northbrook’s familiar farm stuff and added a smokehouse for barbecue as well as a moderate-priced regional American menu. They serve lunch seven days a week and dinner every night except for Sunday. There’s prepared food available to go, and doors open at 6:30 a.m. for light breakfast, including the farm’s famous cider doughnuts.

Starting July 8, they plan to offer fixed-price dinners ($65 a person, reservations required) at their 24-seat chef’s table upstairs.