“I was introduced to Salemme Pepper years before opening 116 Crown. As an avid champion of spice I was attracted to it’s heat and engaged by it’s flavor. It was so singular that I vowed that I would use it someday in a restaurant of my own.When that day came, I did. We have used Salemme Pepper Flakes exclusively at 116 Crown, in dishes too numerous to count, but most notably in one of our most popular cocktails: The Forth & Clyde. This drink has been mentioned in the New York Times and featured in several national periodicals including Imbibe Magazine. –Chef John Ginnetti”

John is the owner of the renowned New Haven 116 Crown and Meat & Co.