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How Michelin-Starred Chef Charlie Mitchell Built the Least Pretentious Fine Dining Restaurant in New York

All images courtesy of Charlie Mitchell and Clover Hill.

A little over a year ago, Charlie Mitchell made headlines as the first Black chef to receive a Michelin star in New York (and only the second in the country). Clover Hill, the Brooklyn Heights restaurant Mitchell ushered into the spotlight, had only just reopened in February 2022 when founder Clay Castillo gave the Detroit native his first executive chef position. The spot’s ingredient-driven, eight-course prix fixe menu caught the culinary Oscars’ attention, and the rest is history. 

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