e2 is an established neighborhood restaurant and event space that strives to create food experiences that are honest, inclusive, and memorable with european style cuisine that is simple and approachable. we are dedicated to sourcing locally, using quality ingredients and supporting relationships in our local economy and community.
food is a vehicle. my understanding of food started in a mechanic's garage located behind the bakery where i worked when i was 19. almost daily, for years i was unintentionally taught classic italian cuisine. in the basement of the garage, on a beat up stove, those mechanics and bakers would prepare lunch and I would learn. much like the dining room at e2, there was always good bread with every meal, lots of loud laughter and glasses full of red wine. from arrabiata to red sauce i learned about traditions, about what community really means, and how important relationships are to creating a good meal. these are the values in my kitchen at e2 today.
- Kate Romane