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We're joined by Ehren Ryan, the accomplished owner and chef behind Millburn's renowned Common Lot restaurant. Ehren's culinary journey is a fascinating one, beginning with his upbringing in various countries due to his parents' diplomatic careers. Despite not having a family background in the food industry, Ehren's passion for travel eventually led him to explore the world of culinary arts.
His culinary career started with a job at McDonald's before progressing through various kitchens in Sydney, Australia. He describes the challenges and high-pressure environments he encountered, including one particularly difficult experience in a London kitchen. Ehren's determination to succeed in the culinary world led him to Europe, where he worked in renowned restaurants, gaining valuable skills and exposure to diverse kitchen cultures.
The podcast segment also delves into Ehren's decision to open Common Lot in Millburn, New Jersey. After working in various kitchens worldwide, he took a head chef position in a restaurant within an Australian national park, where he had the opportunity to create his own dishes. Ehren eventually decided to move to New Jersey and embark on the journey of opening his own restaurant. He shares insights into the negotiation process, designing the restaurant space, and overcoming construction challenges. The unique location of Common Lot, including the open kitchen surrounded by windows, adds to the restaurant's charm.
Throughout the conversation, Ehren emphasizes the importance of trust in his relationships with suppliers and his commitment to providing a globally inspired fine dining experience that remains approachable. Common Lot offers a diverse menu that has evolved from casual dining to fine dining, with tasting menus that challenge and delight diners.
To learn more about Common Lot and make reservations, listeners can visit the restaurant's website or reach out through email. The podcast provides a unique glimpse into Ehren Ryan's culinary journey and the exceptional dining experience awaiting guests at Common Lot. Don't miss out on this culinary adventure in Millburn, New Jersey!
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