The business, which currently operates out of an original Airstream trailer and a converted horse box, will open restaurant and deli Brix and Mortar, just outside the centre of Cambridge in Whittlesford.
Partners Kate Holden and Greg Proud launched the ‘fast slow food’ venture in June 2015. Provenance Kitchen serves food cooked in a wood-fired oven and also on open fire, charcoal and Konro grills and serves dishes including wood-fired local rabbit with wet polenta, kohlrabi and radish; grilled pork chop with courgettes, chilli, mint and wood fired potatoes; and whole wood fired plaice with seaweed and caper butter, fennel and samphire
The new restaurant will continue the wood-fired approach, “I thrive on the challenge of working with fire, so at the heart of Brix and Mortar will be our brick-built wood fired hearth,” says Proud.
“We like to keep it simple, so adding wood as a final ingredient elevates our dishes to the next level.”
The restaurant will also feature a deli serving produce that will be used within the restaurant’s daily lunch and evening menus as well as artisan breads, organic wines and local beers. There will also be a cafe element serving coffee, speciality teas, juices and cakes and Provenance’s full restaurant menu.
“We want to create a destination which typifies the cornerstone of Provenance,” says Holden. “It has always been about the food and providing great service for our customers, therefore we want to create an environment which brings great food and great people together.”