Your home away from home. Let us entertain you, wine and dine you, we'll do the dishes.
HOME/MADE was created in the spirit of collaboration with things made for the home and a natural desire to entertain and nurture.
HOME/MADE began in 2006, in smaller (yes really) space called Tini, just down the street. We moved to Home/Made in 2008 with what we affectionately called a "Bar Raising", the entire community came together and helped us move down the street, in a parade, with balloons, juggling, stilt walking, and even our own Ms. Red Hook Mermaid. Today we operate Home/Made, and Atelier Roquette, our nearby event space.
Over the years we have grown and survived, the recession, a fire, and shortly after, Sandy!
What began as an evening wine bar became a warm local cafe open all day, that served as a living room away from home.
After Sandy, we had to limit our hours, and focus on catering in order to rebuild.
Starting Summer 2017 Home/Made will play host to a wonderful Not for Profit, Emma's Torch, an organization that empowers refugees through culinary training. Home/Made will serve as a working classroom cafe for the students of Emma's Torch. Each weekend Emma's Torch will be serving brunch to the public, prepared by the students. Please come and support this wonderful cause, while enjoying their wonderful food!
Home/Made will be serving our fabulous brunch all summer down the street at our event space Atelier Roquette, 63 Commerce Street.
Chef Monica Byrne, brings 20 years of experience in the food and design world to Red Hook's small quaint village. As a young woman, Monica spent her formative food years growing up in Tribeca where there wasn't a grocery store for miles. It was in the industrial cobblestone lined grit of lower Manhattan where she learned to appreciate fine food through experiences at the Farmer's Market in Union Square and some of the city's most renowned restaurants in Tribeca. Dean and Deluca held shelves of inspiration and tantalizing treats that informed how she prepares food today, simply and with wonderfully fresh and delicious ingredients. Later as a young adult, she opened her first flower store in the same neighborhood. All these years later Monica fell in love with the same creative spirit and wild west energy she loved growing up in Tribeca, right here in Red Hook.
Her partner Leisah Swenson spent 15 years as an Equity Stage Manager and helps with logistics and fixing broken stuff. She made the bar, the shelving, some fixtures and assembled the weird green bathroom sliding barn door no one seems to be able to operate without instructions. Although Leisah survived a career in theatre without ever working in a restaurant, over the past 9 years she has mastered just about every job in the place, so sometimes Leisah may be cooking your food, and other times, pouring your wine, and taking your order!