KENTUCKY MEETS NYC

CARNAL was born from the tastes and imaginations of Kentucky born Aaron Saurer & New York native James Zamory.

 
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Aaron and James first discovered their shared passion for slow cooked meat, patient braising and intricate sauce work while collaborating on staff meals at The NoMad, a New York Times three-star restaurant by chef Daniel Humm.  

 


Aaron then joined the team as a sous chef opening Betony, helping the highly praised midtown restaurant earn its own three star review. Meanwhile, James found himself mastering the many stations at The NoMad before landing a rare spot at the world renowned Roberta’s, a restaurant that remains an inspiration to both chefs.

 


The two continued to collaborate, eventually refining and defining their unique concept for CARNAL — a union of Kentucky slow cooking and New York eclecticism delivered with the precision of a Michelin starred restaurant.