Fenwick Hospitality Group was founded by Jim Nawn in 1998. The development of Great Road Farm, a certified organic farm nestled on 112 acres of preserved farmland in Skillman, NJ began in 2008. From there a vision for the next phase took place – the idea to create a community eatery, one that serves its own farm-fresh produce as part of the true evolution of the farm-to-table movement – and Agricola was born.
The concept for Agricola stemmed from the desire for a locally owned gathering place, serving wholesome, delicious, fresh fare while embracing the community it serves. The philosophy was pure and simple: provide guests with the very best we have to offer – exceptional ingredients, thoughtfully prepared, excellent service, and a relaxed escape from the daily routine. By investing in these ideals, Agricola has proudly become recognized as one of New Jersey’s top restaurants.
From there emerged our next addition:The Dinky Bar & Kitchen, an exciting partnership with Princeton University and the Arts and Transit Project. Across from McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, this warm, welcoming bar, offers ingredient-driven, locally sourced small plates, snacks, and more. The Dinky Bar & Kitchen has helped transform this underserved neighborhood into a new social, cultural and dining destination.
Further enhancing the Princeton dining scene and the Arts and Transit neighborhood, Cargot Brasserie opened in July 2017, adjacent to the new Lewis Center for the Arts. Cargot is a French inspired brasserie serving a menu of classics for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, in a space that was designed to be vibrant, while being familiar and relaxed. The restaurant features a full bar, primarily French wine list, specialty cocktails and raw bar. Whether enjoying your morning meal and a paper in the café, meeting an associate for lunch, or joining friends for a celebration or pre-show meal, Cargot will grow to be a welcoming gathering place for the Princeton community.
Our catering company, Fenwick Catering and Events, brings the sensibility and flavors from our restaurants to your home, company or venue. Using high-quality seasonal ingredients, we provide innovative, handcrafted food, along with an experienced team, ensuring that every detail is special for your event.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated, passionate team committed to serving our community, and look forward to continued accomplishment and growth. None of the success could have been achieved without the devoted support of our families, friends and community, and we strive each day to continue to make them proud.