Everything about opening up a restaurant in Narrowsburg made sense to Laura Silverman. The town, two hours from New York City, was starting to get hipster cred. Her passion for foraging and locally-sourced cooking would provide the weekend visitors the kind of farm-to-table experience that they craved.
She worked on the project for two years before she fell out with her partner in 2016.
“I was truly depressed when I walked away from that,” she says. “And I truly felt broken down.”
It was the middle of winter, and money was low. Her husband asked her to write on a piece of paper what she envisioned herself doing. She, grudgingly, obliged.
The first item: Spend as much time out in the woods as possible. A couple of years later, she’s doing exactly that. What happened in those two years is both a testament to how honest she was with herself, and the way in which she’s lived her life.