Located in the Union Market neighborhood, the second outpost of Joe Carroll’s popular NYC restaurant aims to bring a slice of Brooklyn to Washington, DC.
Educated at Maryland’s famed L’Academie de Cuisine and immersed in the kitchens of La Piquette, Mintwood Place, and STARR Restaurants' Le Diplomate, Lindsey Flowers has spent much of her career perfecting classic French technique and infusing it with modern American flair. She assumes the role of Executive Chef of St. Anselm after working side-by-side with Marjorie Meek-Bradley – establishing the restaurant as one of the city's best – since its 2018 opening in D.C.’s Union Market.
Driven by the spirit of innovation over formality, and unpretentious experiences over fussy dining, Flowers favors simple preparations that spotlight superior ingredients. All the while, she has honed her unique knack for playing with foods and flavors to evoke a sense of nostalgia in diners. Her culinary heroes, she says, are “the curious ones who are always asking, ‘Why?’ and ‘What if?’” – they, like Flowers, are unafraid of failure and instead motivated by the pursuit of something greater.
Flowers, who was raised in Forest Hills, New York, today lives with her partner, Anthony, in Alexandria, Virginia. Together, they enjoy riding motorcycles and going on adventures with their dogs.Executive Chef, St. Anselm (Washington, D.C.)