ASTRAL BEGAN WITH A DESIRE TO EXPRESS IDEAS AND SHARE INSPIRATION WITH ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO WAS WILLING TO JOIN US IN THE EXPERIENCE. THE NAME, DERIVED FROM THE VAN MORRISON ALBUM "ASTRAL WEEKS", HAS REMAINED A STALWART IN OUR BROAD REPERTOIRE OF MUSICAL CANON. JUST AS THE ALBUM FLOWS FROM WISTFUL, ROMANTIC AND NOSTALGIC TO HOPEFUL, ENERGETIC AND FREE, WE STRIVE TO CONJURE THE SAME FEELINGS WITH FOOD, DRINK AND COMMUNITY.
"And I shall drive my chariot down your streets and cry
Hey, it's me, I'm dynamite, and I don't know why
And you shall take me strongly in your arms again
And I will not remember that I even felt the pain.
We shall walk and talk in gardens all misty and wet with rain
And I will never, never, never grow so old again."
JOHN BOISSE AND LAUREN BRENEMAN
CHEFS AND FOUNDERS