New York Times names Luke's Kitchen Top Ten Highlights for 2009

The New York Times rates Luke's Kitchen "Very Good"

"The happy surprises do not let up...deft, original touches let you know there's a sharp culinary mind at work...his philosophy is that 80 percent of the cooking is done at the grocery store...If so, the other 40 percent is intangibles like talent and brio, commitment and originality.  If that adds up to 120 percent, that's what Maplewood is getting from this fine restaurant."- David Corcoran, New York Times, January 11, 2009.
"...the food is absolutely top draw."The Artful Diner,8/18/08
The Artful Diner rates Luke's Kitchen TOP TEN in 2008. " Luke's Kitchen is surely a restaurant that should be high on everyone's dining agenda... It is on mine. " December 20, 2008
"Luke's Kitchen is a welcome arrival
in Maplewood." Cody Dine,The Star Ledger
2.5 Stars,
January 28, 2008


Luke's Kitchen was an a la carte restaurant. in Maplewood Village.  It opened up on the precipice of one of the worst economic down turns since the Great Depression.  However, throughout the economic upheaval, Luke's Kitchen was fortunate to have been supported by the community and well received by the press.  This gave us the opportunity to provide the culinary experiences that have become cherished memories to those we had the pleasure to serve.  You can still keep up with Luke's Kitchen on Facebook by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.



Shrimp and Gazpacho

Updates on Luke's Kitchen can also be viewed on Facebook at LukeskitchenUSA.

Luke's Kitchen on Facebook


Luke's Kitchen 2006-2010
Circa 2005, I had the opportunity
to meet Ferran Adria
Quique Dacosta and 
Juan Mari Arzak
at the NY Culinary Summit.

Ferran Adria and Rod Hernandez
1st NY Culinary Summit


Contact Rodrigo Hernandez

Luke's Kitchen

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