New Kent eatery to open in autumn

Though construction work continues at the new restaurant at the corner of Main and Maple in Kent, Ore Hill & Swyft could open as early as September, according to chef/owner Joel Viehland Photo by Elyse Sadtler

KENT — Ore Hill & Swyft, a new restaurant in the center of town (in the former Kent Apothecary building), is slated to open in September under chef and owner Joel Viehland.

Viehland began working in restaurant kitchens at age 16. In 2010, he was the opening chef at Community Table in Washington, Conn., where he worked for five years. During that time, Community Table was nominated for three James Beard Awards, including Best New Restaurant and Best Chef New England.

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