APROPOS Moon Rabbit
We're a mom & pop seasonal pop-up restaurant, literally. Pop is from this neck of the Wisconsin woods. After twenty years as a professional chef in New Orleans he met mom and moved back to his hometown.
That's when we got the bright idea to open Moon Rabbit and created the food scene we'd like to see in Watertown. We contribute the choices they'd like to see in dining, support our local economy by sourcing local and having conversations about the importance and impact of food.
Moon Rabbit serves seasonal local produced food and domestic seafood, . We want you to know where your food comes from. Hell, we want you to know your farmer!
"We choose to bridge the gap between our customers and the wide world of international street food"
#1 Question: "Moon Rabbit?"
The Tale of Moon Rabbit goes a little something like this;
One day a long, long time ago an old beggar stumbled through a village. He was hungry and tired and it was the day of a full moon. A monkey, fox and rabbit came upon the old man beneath a tree on the edge of the village.
"Hello," said the monkey.
The old man told them that he was hungry and tired. They gathered food for the stranger, thinking their good faith gesture would provide a great reward. He was a man after all, his ingenuity could provide great comforts. The monkey brought fruit from the tree dreaming of all the banana trees the old man could plant. The fox brought stolen milk curd thinking at worst he could eat the old man. The rabbit had only grass to offer the stranger, so instead offered itself to the man.
The old beggar at once revealed himself to be Albertus Magnus, the great alchemist. Touched by the rabbit's virtue, he cast the rabbit on the moon. Just look up at the full moon on a clear night and slightly turn your head to the right... you'll see the rabbit creating the elixir of life in his mortar and pestle to this day.
The Hashery of Moon Rabbit doesn't have the cultural reverence of the Moon Rabbit tale. We'll come clean; we're a radical 21st century restaurant in the non-historic 20th century building on Main Street. There are no breathtaking views from our 'whole' in the wall, no elegant interiors (in fact, we don't have indoor seating) and no fancy frills. But what we lack in ancestry, we make up for in the cultural offerings of our menu! Like the moon rabbit we make our own elixir of life. The elixir of our lives is food.The food made here is tribute to dishes from recipes handed down from every ethnic cuisine we love from around the world. We grew up on fresh, seasonal ingredients and know how important that foundation is to making food right.
Mouth watering yet?
Question #2: "When are you open?"
We are a pop-up seasonal restaurant. Our menu changes daily and is subject to product availability.
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