Tatiana Bruno ’05 and her fiancée Jack Woolfrey’07 have opened a new restaurant “Leaf Kitchen” in Geneva. Located in Franklin Square on Exchange Street, Leaf Kitchen specializes in organic foods that are made with local ingredients. The menu ranges from chicken parmesan and bacon cheeseburgers to falafels and potato curry.
“We are trying to offer a variety of dishes – what is referred to in the food world as local-global: globally inspired dishes that have local ingredients,” says Bruno, who notes all meals are made from scratch, in small batches for optimum freshness.
“We want to offer a variety of food, sharing our love of food with Geneva. We respect farmers, and think Geneva is a wonderful place that could benefit from diverse cuisine,” she says.
The restaurant officially opened on March 11 and has been busy with customers from the HWS as well as the Geneva community. The couple catered the Art Fest in April, offering a taste of its cuisine at the HWS Architecture Society’s renovated storefront, and is looking for more opportunities to be involved with the arts.
“Our vision has always been to cater to all crowds. We want local residents, Hobart and William Smith students and professors, and we want tourists,” Woolfrey says. “We want the opportunity to feed everyone.”
Bruno is from New York City and was an English major with a minor in peer education in human relations. She was a writing colleague and sang in Three Miles Lost. Woolfrey attended Hobart for one year, and has operated Woolfrey’s catering business, Leaf Private Chef Services. The couple lives in Geneva.