In 2008, along with business partner, Stephen Distler, Chef and Culinary Pioneer Scott Anderson opened elements, bringing to the Princeton restaurants scene a new dining experience. Seamlessly blending together progressive modernist cooking techniques with a superlative focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Anderson tantalizes taste buds with his trademark “Interpretive-American” cuisine that ultimately draws out the purest flavors of each ingredient.
Chef Anderson is a firm believer in the power of collective consciousness, methodically teaching his kitchen staff the importance of collaboration amongst fellow chefs and local purveyors in order to collectively disrupt traditional kitchen boundaries and allow for unconventional culinary ideas to take root, flourish and move forward. Anderson and his team practice these beliefs daily, working with local farms and butchers daily in farming, foraging, curing and fermenting ingredients to execute their vision of transforming classic dishes into something completely new.
The new location at 66 Witherspoon St provides elements’ guests with an enhanced, interactive and personal dining experience. With just nine tables, all within view of the open kitchen, elements offers guests an inviting and intimate dining experience that lets them connect and feel at one with the chef. With only 28 seats, Anderson is able to add his personal touch to every artistically plated dish that goes through the kitchen, allowing for the team to deliver against its promise of heightened, unparalleled service for its guests.